Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Northern Florida
That is 175 lbs according to the converter. You may look in the mirror and think that is a lot of weight, or maybe someone else looks at you and thinks that or whatever. But that is a personal thing. As far as your horse is concerned 175 is 175. It matters not to the horse about how tall you are and whether you are too heavy for your height or not. Most men weigh more than 175 lbs and horses carry them no problem. I hope that this lady wasn't pointing you out specifically. If she did it to me I would tell her off and to mind her own business. I would also point out a nice well built six foot man and tell her to talk to him about this issue she has because he probably far out weighs you. The general rule is horses can carry 20 percent of their body weight but then there are a lot more variables like how the horse is built, what condition they are in, and how the person rides so it's just a general starting point.
Just ride your horse and enjoy her. She would let you know if you were too heavy for her.
Honestly, I would rather be that person that is a little over weight than to be that person who is rude, nasty and enjoys pointing out peoples flaws. And, even so called flaws are just someone else's opinion.
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Last edited by LoriF; 10-10-2016 at 06:50 AM.