6′-6’5″

 

250 lbs. max

5’11” 220 lbs. max
5’10” 210 lbs. max
5’9″ 200 lbs. max
5’8″ 190 lbs. max
5’7″ 190  lbs. max
5’6″ 180 lbs. max
5’5″ 175 lbs. max
5’4″ 170 lbs. max
5’3″ 165 lbs. max
5’2″ 160 lbs. max
5’1″ 160 lbs. max
5′ 155 lbs. max
4’11” 150 lbs. max

A rider who is overweight cannot perform as well because he puts more stress on the same muscles if he is 20 lbs. overweight. If he falls, an injury is more likely because the greater weight puts more stress on the same bones. Imposing a weight restriction on riders is not a matter of prejudice against heavy persons. It’s a matter of safety, and in the case of horses and riders, it’s also a matter of the soundness and health of the horses involved.
It goes without saying that extra lbs., especially if unbalanced, can make a huge difference to the horse. Every pound that is added to a horse puts strain on a horse’s back. Too much weight can cause rub-sores from the saddle, strained muscles, and pinching of nerves. Permanent damage such as a “sway back” or deteriorated muscle function can even occur over time. A horse that is child-safe, bomb-proof and completely docile under normal conditions may become agitated, frustrated, fatigued, irritable and even unpredictable when over-stressed by a heavy rider.

If you find that you do not meet these height and weight requirements and you are a horse enthusiast please ask about out carriage/wagon rides and our Catch your Breath equine facilitated wellness hours.