I don't do much riding any more, but I grew up riding.
As long as the animal is used to large riders, it's more about your balance & seat than your weight (within reason--come on now, I hope you all know that I don't mean a big gal like me can ride a shetland pony ^_~). Most horses can accommodate a SSBBW who can move with with the horse & not throw it off balance (but personally I think it really isn't fair for a big gal like me to get up on a horse that isn't in condition).
I prefer ground-work now, especially with with donkeys & mules (I like to tell people my mother has a prize-winning @$$, haha--of course I mean donkey).
I have ridden horses most of my life..travelled all over africa. and competed on all levels.. and done most things breeding training racing s/jumping dressage showing. x-country .. 3 day events hunter trials fancydress..charity events plus.. havn't done that much in the last 5 years... mee riding brazichka my 8yr old gelding :) in 97 in Zimbabwe .showing class
The domestic horse can live to 20 or 30 years old. The mare is pregnant for 11 months and gives birth to one foal (male: colt, female: filly). They reach sexual maturity at 1-2 years old. The size of horses varies considerably, depending on the breed: light horses such as Arabians, Morgans, Quarter Horses, Paints and Thoroughbreds weigh up to 1300lbs (about 595kg), whereas heavy or draft horses such as Clydesdale, Draft, Percherons, and Shire horses can weigh up to 2000lbs (about 907kg). Ponies can be much tinier, down to the size of a large dog.
Des is talking rubbish her quarter horse did not weigh 1500lbs unless it was severely overweight. and as for Meg or whatever her name is, i personally think she is cruel for getting on horses at her size. I can tell u for a fact most horse riding centres in the uk would not let a ssbbw ride one of their horses. Check out some riding centre sites, most of them have a weight limit. Gee i wonder why that is??
Hi - I'm from Australia and don't ride now - lost my nerve - and am very unfit - but this is horse sh#t that you are too heavy to ride - take Des word - she knows what she is talking about - but also listen to her advice on soreness - if you ride make sure - after you pamper your horse - you have yourself a 20 minute epson salt bath in tepid water - will help soothe the aches away. True riding is a dedicated sport and when your unfit - no matter what size you are - you are going to hurt!@!!! My Daughter rides competitions on her thoroughbred and we still have a gorgeous riding pony - although he is for sale :( Go girl - find the right horse and have fun - or why not try a carriage? Megs
It's all in the horse you pick to ride. A horse who is in shape can easily carry 25% of his body weight comfortably - include the tack too. So if you picked a light breed horse they can be 900-1000lbs while a draft can weigh in at 2500lbs. My old QH was 1500 and he carried me like I was Twiggy. But riding is a LOT of work (stomach, legs and arms) and you will be very sore if you dont prepare before hopping on for an hour or so ride. It looks a lot easier than it is :-) But the love and trusting relationship you can build with your 4 legged riding partner is pretty amazing!
GApeachBBW write: Hey fellow horse lovers! I actually own a few horses. One Clydesdale, a TB, two Andalusians, and a Friesian. *smiles* Quite a collection! It's nice to see other horse people on here.
Oh I'm so jealous! I had a Friesian filly bought but the vet who vetted her missed a GLARING problem (she was club footed in BOTH front feet) so thankfully the woman took her back. I currently have 2 off the track TB's that try very hard to drive me insane
Hi Chikee, being a ssbbw i don't think it would be a good idea for u to ride a horse, they r big strong animals but it is cruel to put people that r too heavy for them on them. I'm ssbbw now too so can't get on one either lol i'd break their back lol
This is my first post, so forgive me if I in some way mess it up! lol. I am a fellow horseygal! I have three geldings.. (RoDeo, RoMeo and Biggin) I rodeo all of the southern states all year and we take a trip to Texas and Oklahoma twice a year!