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Re: [RC] [RC] Horse size? - Jessica Spoone-Raines

I'm quite far from an expert but I say ride her and pay attention. She'll tell you if its too much. Just use common sense and build into the longer distances. Arabs are amazingly tough horses with great weight carrying abilities. Oh and 170 isn't too bad, if I was braver I'd tell you how much my guy carries around and he can canter through ld's and come out looking great.
Jess Spoone-Raines
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Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2006 12:00 AM
Subject: RE: [RC] [RC] Horse size?

Ok, I'm a newbie here, I've never even rode 10 miles in one day lol let alone 50.  I have been riding jumpers and dressage for the past 10 years and want to know what size horse should I have?  I just bought a 14.3 arab mare and I'm afraid she's too small.  I'm 5'4 and 170lbs.  Naturally all of my english friends think she's WAY too small for me and that I'm too heavy for her (which by the way I have started working out and am working on shrinking, 6lbs gone, 36 more to go lol).  I ride in a synthetic thorowgood endurance saddle that weighs less than 13lbs.  She is a petite little thing, but I love the way she rides, and her quirky, spooky, grumpy personality. 


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