November 23rd, 2009
Can you just ride a bigger horse if you are heavier?
What is the most you can weigh and ride or learn to ride a horse?
Flash – how much is a stone? 😉
A few people I talk to mention the 20% rule. So if you weigh 200lbs, you should be riding a horse that weighs 1000lbs. If you weigh 150, the horse should weigh at least 750. If you weigh 250, the horse should weigh 1250. Do you understand what I’m trying to say? The rider should weigh no more than 20% of the horse’s weight.