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Am I too heavy to learn to ride?

Discussion in 'Horse Riding and Training' started by Kurlach, Aug 28, 2009.


  1. bekabean

    bekabean PetForums Newbie

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    Nolton stables pembrokeshire. One of the best rides ive done and on the most beautiful beaches in Wales....truely stunning. Was a couple of years ago now but they had plenty of weight carrying horses
     
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    Really old post but park lane is awesome it's Basildon or around there and also Medway farm riding school in althorne has a shire that carries 18 stone and 2 mares that can carry 16 :)
     
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  3. Wiz201

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    Just googled medway they're not operating as a riding school anymore according to their website.
     
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    Ohh that's pants ): thank you for letting me know
     
  5. Phex

    Phex PetForums Newbie

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    I'm a 30 year old male, 6'0'' and 16 st. i'm keen to learn to ride but I have tried all the local schools and they have 13-14 st limits. Does anyone know of a school in Hampshire or Berkshire with weight carring horses? I can travel further if need be...
     
  6. Prowl

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    Hello is Barling Stables too far for you?

    I'm not sure if you have tried there yet I used to ride when I was little and I know they take on adults as I used to muck out for work experience and was paid with lessons.

    I was quite heavey in college not sure how much I weighed but I seemed to manage to stay on the horse and have seen much more experienced riders take tumbles o.0''

    Sadly didn't get to continue ridding into adulthood though as I don't drive.

    I am also not sure if Writtle College does lessons for adults or they are exclusive to the students who study horse care. I know for sure Writtle has heavey weights. If not it would be worth giving them a ring as the staff are friendly and could probably put you in touch with stables that could take you on :>
     
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    Hello, I just found your thread as I am also looking for somewhere for my friend to have lessons in Essex who is also 16 stone . I'm trying to book her a lesson as a surprise as she watches me ride and she would love to have a go but the school I go to only caters for people up to 14 stone! If you managed to find somewhere could you please let me know . I hope you have found somewhere . ☺
     
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  9. Wiz201

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    Warrior Chick, I'd start a new thread. The OP hasn't commented on this since 2009 so I'm not sure he's been around.
     
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