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post #1 of 74 Old 02-16-2012, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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Does your barn have a weight limit?

I heard that some barns have a rider weight limit of usually 150lbs and sometimes up to 170lbs. And i was wondering if your barn has this or similar? I am far from either weight so its good my barn doesnt!

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post #2 of 74 Old 02-16-2012, 04:40 PM
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If I had a weight limit, I would be missing many boarders!
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post #3 of 74 Old 02-16-2012, 04:48 PM
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I think we had a weight limit of 200 lbs on my college equestrian team. We also had a lot of old arthritic horses who couldn't handle the extra strain. But I've never heard of one as low as 150! Yikes with all of the weight I've gained since graduating I wouldn't pass either one of those now
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post #4 of 74 Old 02-16-2012, 04:52 PM
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I've heard of some barns where there are a lot of lessons given, that there is a weight limit for students but not for boarders with their own horses. I don't believe it's as low as 150 though, least no where I've ever ridden.

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post #5 of 74 Old 02-16-2012, 04:57 PM
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I can understand a weight limit, if the person was riding someone elses horse. But, if it's your own horse.... it shouldn't matter!

But, my horse is at my house, so luckily I don't have to worry about that
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post #6 of 74 Old 02-16-2012, 05:03 PM
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We have a weight limit of 200 pounds, because we don't feel like it would be right to ask our horses to care 220+ (thats with a saddle) when they work a 6 hour shift many days.

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post #7 of 74 Old 02-16-2012, 05:34 PM
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In today's world, 150 is cutting out a LOT of people. I'm only around 120, but add saddle, pad, bridle, boots, clothes, water, etc, & we're pretty close to 150! Do they weigh everyone before they are allowed in a horse?
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post #8 of 74 Old 02-16-2012, 06:19 PM
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Yeah, I have seen examples of that with barns that are owned by young single guys.
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post #9 of 74 Old 02-16-2012, 07:01 PM
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Weight restriction?? I've never experienced anything like that but then again I'm from ireland
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post #10 of 74 Old 02-16-2012, 07:08 PM
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I have never heard of such a thing!!! Yeah i dont feel like a horse should have to carry 500lbs but 150 please
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