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Pity the poor horse

posted 25 Mar 2013, 02:16 by Sandra Kirby   [ updated 28 Mar 2013, 20:43 ]
Tony was telling me about the British study that found 30% of riders were too heavy for the horse they were riding.  Apparently a rider should weigh around 5% of the weight of the horse.  Only 5% of the riders met that criteria a much greater % were between 5-15% of the weight of the horse which is satisfactory.  It was the 32% of people who were more than 15% of weight of horse 

We had a conversation about this and wondered if the riding schools need to start buying Clydesdale or other large horses so that bigger people can still meet the % requirement

Poor horses