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post #11 of 19 Old 01-09-2015, 07:11 PM
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Not to mention a fall at your weight from even a height of 2ft could spell disaster…
I find this to be out of line - out of whack - whatever. A fall from two feet can spell disaster for anyone. I don't see how the OPs weight makes her any more prone. If someone is unable to move and not active at all, then yes, but the OP is out there, doing stuff. She doesn't sound like a wimp or a whiner. No need to spook our new member.

While I do agree that a rider's weight has a big impact on the horse and the fitness of both horse and rider determine what activities they can do, I think people are getting stuck a bit much on the topic. I hope you, chaylanj, will take everything said in the tone intended: to be helpful. We generally are a nice bunch of people here.
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post #12 of 19 Old 01-09-2015, 07:21 PM
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I find this to be out of line - out of whack - whatever. A fall from two feet can spell disaster for anyone. I don't see how the OPs weight makes her any more prone. If someone is unable to move and not active at all, then yes, but the OP is out there, doing stuff. She doesn't sound like a wimp or a whiner. No need to spook our new member.

While I do agree that a rider's weight has a big impact on the horse and the fitness of both horse and rider determine what activities they can do, I think people are getting stuck a bit much on the topic. I hope you, chaylanj, will take everything said in the tone intended: to be helpful. We generally are a nice bunch of people here.
I guess gravity eludes you? In any case, this was taken from a peer reviewed journal of public medicine obese individuals have an increased risk of falls and obese fallers have a higher prevalence of pain and inactivity than fallers of a healthy weight.

Thusly, from this one should be able to accurately conclude that being of a higher weight and falling from any height adds increased risk of being injured had they been of a healthy weight during said fall.

Not trying to "spook" anyone. She came here asking for legit answers to her question. If we're going to make a habit of telling people what they want to hear then what is the point of having an open discussion about this topic? It's obviously a touchy subject being that it has to do with someones weight but, does that mean we should burry our heads in the sand as well?
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post #13 of 19 Old 01-09-2015, 07:39 PM
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I guess gravity eludes you? In any case, this was taken from a peer reviewed journal of public medicine obese individuals have an increased risk of falls and obese fallers have a higher prevalence of pain and inactivity than fallers of a healthy weight.

Thusly, from this one should be able to accurately conclude that being of a higher weight and falling from any height adds increased risk of being injured had they been of a healthy weight during said fall.

Not trying to "spook" anyone. She came here asking for legit answers to her question. If we're going to make a habit of telling people what they want to hear then what is the point of having an open discussion about this topic? It's obviously a touchy subject being that it has to do with someones weight but, does that mean we should burry our heads in the sand as well?
Okay, I'm not going to get into the physical part of it. I'm not a doctor, physio, trainer or anything, so just using my own supposed common sense. And, no, I don't think anyone should bury his/her head in the sand, but the topic came up so many times that *I* was tired of it, and I'm not the OP. I just didn't want the OP to take things the wrong way. I hope she doesn't.
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post #14 of 19 Old 01-09-2015, 07:52 PM
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While I do agree that a rider's weight has a big impact on the horse and the fitness of both horse and rider determine what activities they can do, I think people are getting stuck a bit much on the topic. I hope you, chaylanj, will take everything said in the tone intended: to be helpful. We generally are a nice bunch of people here.
I too hope OP will take the info & opinions as 'constructive criticism' rather than be offended or disheartened - certainly not my intention. But it seems that it is so common for people to discount... or *****foot around the issue, for fear of offending - excess weight on a horse's back. Therefore I do feel people need these things pointed out in clear terms.
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Oh there it is again - a normal term taken for a swear word & ***'d out! I didn't swear by the way.
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post #16 of 19 Old 01-09-2015, 08:02 PM
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This was bugging me so I had to go look. I found out that according to the National Center for Biotechnology information, an overweight person does NOT have a higher risk of injury from a fall, but do have a higher risk of falling. However the study was for older people only. I can't see how it would be any different for younger people. Maybe I'll find another study before I go have supper.

Associations between obesity and overweight and fall risk, health s... - PubMed - NCBI
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post #17 of 19 Old 01-09-2015, 08:08 PM
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Nope -- all I could find was that overweight people are more likely to fall in the first place, but when just the results of the fall are tabulated, they are no more likely to be injured as a result of the fall than anyone else. And subjectively reading between the lines, that their recovery rate from an injury may be slower.

Nothing screams unusual to me there.
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post #18 of 19 Old 12-10-2015, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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hey all just wanted to give an up date on buddy , the first pic when when i first got, him is doing well, striclty a pony club/dressage pony.
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He's looking great!

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