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JulesnTimmy

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JulesnTimmy says:

Re: Touchy subject rider weight

I was not going to get involved in this, but I'm sure that if you had any common sense you would know that an unbalanced person of 10 1/2 stone can do just as much damage as a balanced overweight rider. There may be some of you on here that remember Wendy that used to work at Patchetts in the 70's, she was a larger lady but had the most amazing light seat, and never did any damage......

That's me done going back to join the grown ups on HH

 

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DuffyDuck

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DuffyDuck says:

Re: Touchy subject rider weight

JulesnTimmy said:

I was not going to get involved in this, but I'm sure that if you had any common sense you would know that an unbalanced person of 10 1/2 stone can do just as much damage as a balanced overweight rider. There may be some of you on here that remember Wendy that used to work at Patchetts in the 70's, she was a larger lady but had the most amazing light seat, and never did any damage......

That's me done going back to join the grown ups on HH

 



 

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Was that supposed to be ironic?

I think we all pretty much agreed on your main point though, and it has been said throughout the thread... so did you really have to join in.. or did you just want to feel a part of it..?

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JulesnTimmy

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JulesnTimmy says:

Re: Touchy subject rider weight

No Duffy, I had followed this from the beginning, and was quite shocked at some peoples attitude, the same people who proberly sit on their horses all day at shows, using them as sofa's, doing untold damage, and as this is an open forum, I am intitled to add my opinion. but shall not bother from know on.

Sorry I'm sure

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DuffyDuck

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DuffyDuck says:

Re: Touchy subject rider weight

I still don't get why you are shocked at some comments here.. when you're on H&H LOL

But thats just me. I appreciate that everyone is entitled to their own opinion.. its the internet.. but you talk like you're the first person to say what you did, and that you've been forced to intervene...

Your comment has already been made by myelf and others in round about ways :/

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: Touchy subject rider weight

I am 6ft 2in and 15 1/2 stone plus male and my horse is built like a tank with plenty of bone, all my horses have been like this even the riding school ones and the one horse was the master of the hunts own felt highly honoured.

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Tommytank

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Tommytank says:

Re: Touchy subject rider weight

JulesnTimmy said:

No Duffy, I had followed this from the beginning, and was quite shocked at some peoples attitude, the same people who proberly sit on their horses all day at shows, using them as sofa's, doing untold damage, and as this is an open forum, I am intitled to add my opinion. but shall not bother from know on.

Sorry I'm sure


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I hope that comment isn't aimed at me, I don't do shows, have my horses for pleasure not to show off.  Equine research - as I posted - has lead to the undisputed fact that once an average horse has over 16 stone on its back it suffers with shortness of breath and mussle fatigue.  FACT

whilst i understand there are some tank horses out there when can take more weight, there are an awful lot that shouldn't be subjected to it. 

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JulesnTimmy

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JulesnTimmy says:

Re: Touchy subject rider weight

Tommytank it was not aimed at anyone, like the tilte says a touchy subject, I struggle with my weight myself. There have been some very interesting answers on here. And your's I found really interesting. I just wish it was not such an imotive subject. Having been to many shows I am shocked at the number of people that just sit slouched on their ponies for hours, and never getting off their backs.

I did not come on here to have an argument with anyone, just to add my opinion, in future I won't bother.

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Wiz201

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Wiz201 says:

Re: Touchy subject rider weight

This thread wasn't about people sitting on horses all day at shows. I have been subjected to some negative comments from riding schools when enquiring for lessons, one even cut me off the phone as soon as I said how heavy I was (seriously!) so just bear in mind you slim people that when you make comments, please think about what other people may think of them. We're only human and some of us have medical problems that cause weight gain so just choosing between cakes and horses isn't as easy as that.

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tbgirl25

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tbgirl25 says:

Re: Touchy subject rider weight

ooh tough subject as someone is going to get hurt.

I recon if you can't bend over to put on your half chaps on because your tummy is too big then maybe its time to consider not riding. (I used to have to do this for someone in order for them to ride - he rode a couple of times then was told not too as the horse needed his back rested)

tbh it really depends on HOW they ride - I used to ride with someone who was a size 20 but she rode far better than someone whos a size 12 as they didn't bounce around 'like a sack of potatoes' because they were a good rider and carried their weight well - almost so that the horse didn't have too!

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Wiz201

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Wiz201 says:

Re: Touchy subject rider weight

I can bend over to put my chaps on but still prefer to sit down and do it as its a bit difficult dealing with a zip that's upside down. That chap must have been really big though if he couldn't do it. I've really felt the difference after losing my 'spare tyre'

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