@Bobbibrooke- The only reason you ever see such small women riding is because we essentially live in a world where women any larger than 120lbs are considered 'ugly'. Which is pure bullshit. But what that means is that you're very unlikely to see even the most talented riders being photographed if they're "overweight". In quotes because 150 is NOT overweight, but that's how our communities view it. Please don't let that put you down! You're welcome and can succeed no matter your weight or looks.
I feel kinda silly for asking this, but I really want advice. I'm having to find a new place to ride horses. I was originally going for western pleasure, this was literally the only place in my area to offer it. Everything is English, dressage, hunter/jumper, you get the picture lol. I LOVE English style riding. But I'm a little on the bigger side, less than 200lbs but more than 150lbs, & I only see skinny people ride English. If could ever afford the pants & boots, should I even try at my size
Oh no darling, don’t think like that! People of every shape and size can ride English or Western! Don’t ever let something like that put you off! If you think that girls of only one shape seem to ride English style then you are mistaken, I ride at a yard where everyone is a different shape and size.
I’m 100% sure you’ll be able to find it easy to find riding clothes to fit you, there’s a huge selection out there!
In conclusion, go out there and do what you love. To be honest, nobody will care about your size! I certainly wouldn’t. Just go for it, have fun, and don’t worry about a thing!
Hey, I wanted to mention that I don't think your reply on my post was necessary. It was quite snappy, I'm entitled to my opinion and you're entitled to yours but you don't need to rip my head off for it. I'm not an idiot, I know they've been working hard over the past few days. I have been to the Australian International 3 Day Event numerous times, I work there every year, I'm not stupid. I simply thought they needed more impulsion, you don't have to like that opinion, but at least respect it.
I did respect your opinion. I just said mine too. I’m entitled to that. I didn’t rid your head off either. Don’t be over sensitive.
We don’t agree with each other’s opinions, lets just leave it at that and not fall out :)
Is it just me who thinks these showjumpers may need a tiny bit more impulsion? They all look a tad asleep :/ And its not like they’re slow but pingy, they’re all jumping rather flat!
You’ve got to be joking! These horses are exhausted, they’ve just done a dressage test and then galloped around one of the hilliest cross country courses ever. Of course they’re not jumping their best. Good god.
Do you know if there is any requirements for the horses in the Olympics?? Do they have to be horses or can there be ponies, and is there certain breeds allowed??
As fair as I am aware, there are no set requirements. The smallest horse to win a medal at the Olympics was 14.1! And as for breeding, there are no set rules, but Thoroughbred types are favoured for their stamina.