Horse Podcast Ep 288: How much Weight can my Horse carry?

Equestrian Adventuresses Travel and Horse Podcast Ep 288 - How much Weight can my Horse carry?

Horses are powerful animals but there is a limit to how much weight they can carry on their backs. Despite extensive studies, this is still a heated debate and different arguments are put forth. Fact is, horses were not meant to carry people on their backs so we need to prepare and train them for this task. Burdening them with excessive weight for a long time can lead to damage of their tendons, bones and joints. What is too much weight and how can we help our horses carry us? These are some of the topics discussed in today’s podcast episode.


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Heather (Canada) & Ute (Germany)

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  • How much weight can a horse carry?
  • Which are limiting factors?
  • How can I help my horse to carry me around?

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