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post #1 of 6 Old 07-16-2013, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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Am I to big for my horse

I'm 6'2 ,280 lbs I have a QH/Morgan cross he's only 14.2 hands tall
He doesn't seem to have any trouble carrying me . Do I need to get
A bigger horse ????😞😞😞😞
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post #2 of 6 Old 07-16-2013, 11:16 AM
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imo, yes.. you need a bigger horse.
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-16-2013, 11:21 AM
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I would think it depends on the condition of your horse. I wouldn't suggest that you ride a really small, unconditioned, under weight 14.2 hand horse, but if your horse is strong/stout enough I don't see a problem.

Sometimes, I wish my horse were taller. He's 14.3 and I'm 5'10". Short horses have their advantages too. If it really bothers you, you might consider getting a bigger horse.

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post #4 of 6 Old 07-16-2013, 11:22 AM
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Do you have pictures of the horse? Just based on thinking that a 14.2hh horse can't weigh over 1000lbs, yes you are too big. Even if the horse was in shape and you were an excellent rider you are pushing at least 30% of the horses weight when you add tack. And that is if the horse weighs 1000#. My 14.1hh arab tapes at 850#. Typical rule is no more than 20% of the horses body weight with tack. Now that is commonly pushed to 30% if the horse is fit and the rider is balanced and not flopping around. Horse's conformation also plays into it.
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post #5 of 6 Old 07-16-2013, 11:25 AM
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In my opinion yes.

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IMHO, it greatly depends on you and the individual horse. Do you have pictures to show the horse's conformation? Do you have pictures of you riding the horse? How balanced and fluid are you when you ride?

A person your size that is a good rider, I wouldn't hesitate to put on certain horses that only stand 14.2-14.3, because their conformation is suited to carrying heavier weights; their backs are short and strong, their barrels are large, they have big bones and feet, their chests and hips are wide-set, they have good muscle mass, etc.
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