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mummyloveslucy Thu 14-Aug-08 20:05:36

My husband and I decided today that it would be nice to try horse riding. I have been when I was a little girl but my husband never has. I heard that some stables do evening rides which I thought would be nice.
Anyway I phoned up this stable and my husband, brother,nan, and cousen were in the room and she asked me for mine and my husbands heights and weights. blush blush I had to say I'm not sure, do you have scales there? she said yes but still wanted an estimation. It was so embarassing, I went to the bathroom and weighed myself then told her.
Why do they need to know in advance? I think it would be easier if they just weighed you at the stable. It would avoid people fibbing too. grin

LilRedWG Thu 14-Aug-08 20:06:47

It allows them to decide who has which horse and to get the horses ready for the lesson.

MatNanPlus Thu 14-Aug-08 20:07:16

They may well check but most people make themselves lighter so the stables knowing this can have the better suited horses readier than the other ones IYSWIM

Califrau Thu 14-Aug-08 20:08:23

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

mummyloveslucy Thu 14-Aug-08 20:11:51

I see smile
My husbands horse I think was a shire horse. When he saw it he said "look at the size of that beast" and the lady said "I think you'll find that's your beast". grin

mummyloveslucy Thu 14-Aug-08 20:15:24

Califrau- grin I just thought that they have all the horses ready and they chose your horse when you get there.
I think my husband got the cart horse. grin I got a gorgeous looking white one.

MatNanPlus Thu 14-Aug-08 20:16:29

Did you have fun MLL?

mummyloveslucy Thu 14-Aug-08 20:24:03

yes it was lovely, but we were both pretty rubbish. My horse was so laid back it just folowed the others which was good, as I wasn't very good at steering it.
It's made me want a horse of my own. I'd love to have lessons. smile

mummyloveslucy Thu 14-Aug-08 20:37:44

My husband said it was the strangest thing he'd ever experienced but it was fun. I think he'd do it again.

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