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Weight limit issue

Discussion in 'Horse Riding and Training' started by vlad serbanescu, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. vlad serbanescu

    vlad serbanescu PetForums Newbie

    Nov 22, 2015
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    Hello everybody,

    My name is Vlad, I have recently relocated to London, and I am having real trouble finding a riding school remotely close to London that would be able to accommodate a rider my size. I am a former rugby player, I am 6ft tall and 16.5 stones fully equipped, I am an intermediate rider, and the only place I was able to find a horse big enough is in Devon. The people there were amazingly friendly and helpful and I always feel welcomed there... I simply love that place, however it's quite far from where I live. Recently I have been given a list of riding schools around London that would have bigger horses and I am sad to say I added another 38 schools to my initial list of 72 places I rang before being able to find Leslie's riding school in Westbury...
    I know there is another thread started back in 2009 by someone who was having the same issues - I decided to start a new one as I've seen that the owner has not replied for a long time.

    The only two places I wasn't firmly turned down where Westbury and Lake District... both a very long way from home. So I am reaching out to you for some piece of advice... would you happen to know anyone/any place closer to London that would be willing to help me out?

    Thank you in advance for all your help
  2. Golden memories

    Golden memories PetForums Junior

    Jun 10, 2016
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    I know this was posted some time ago but have you tried Eastminster school of riding in Romford. I learned to ride there as a child, it's easy access from London and nice horses.
  3. Wiz201

    Wiz201 PetForums VIP

    Jun 13, 2012
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    that's a shame. 16.5 stone intermediate rider should be ok as you are reasonably balanced and will therefore be easier for a horse to carry rather than a beginner with no balance.
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