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RE: pairing up

No way are you too big for the horse! especially if you get some weight back
on this guy. Your leg may a bit long on his side but are you gonna show with
this guy or do endurance on him? I say get him bulked up a bit and love him
a lot and see what happens.

Susan, JMO

-----Original Message-----
From: Erin McCrary []
Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2002 11:39 PM
Subject: RC: pairing up

I'm wondering, at what point do you say ok, I'm too tall or too heavy for
this horse I need something taller and or bigger to carry me?

I'm asking this because I used to ride a small Arab gelding at a breeding
farm that I used to work at in an arena.  He had no trouble carrying me at
all.  Two days ago I made a pity purchase for $300.  He is about the same
size as the little gelding I used to ride, he is supposed to be 7yr but I
think he is 9 or 10, I don't know anything about him because someone bought
him at the auction yard and that guy starved him until he looked like bones
with a hide draped over it.

Now the good stuff.  He loads and hauls better than any horse I have ever
owned.  Walks out with a big stride as if he were 16 hands, is very well
mannered (hasn't spooked once and didn't even run around and carry
on when I
brought him home and he's a stud!), loves to go out and slow to go home,
excellent conformation (nice shoulders, good sized feet), but he stands
about a whopping 14 to 14.2 hands.  I think at one point someone really
cared about this horse and that he has been a lot of places.

The person who abused him owned him for 7 months (just enough time
to starve
and abuse).  He bought him at the slaughter auction to use for
breeding to a
pinto mare and when Christmas rolled around he needed money and was
going to
take him back to the auction until his neighbor a friend of mine
made him an
offer that wasn't to be refused and I have him now to nurse back to health
and then find him a good home, the thing is I don't want to give him up.  I
think this is the endurance horse for me, but is he to small?  I'm 5'7" and
lets say 145 is my realistic weight, but I have some working out to
do after
baby number two in order to get back to that weight.

I'm I too big for this horse?

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