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(Telegraph)   New law in Britain may require people to get off horses if they're deemed too fat   ( telegraph.co.uk) divider line
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2017-10-22 12:00:00 AM  
Good. Fat horses are a scourge.
 
2017-10-22 12:14:09 AM  
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2017-10-22 12:59:58 AM  
Do obese people do a lot of horseback riding? I would think it was a sport that attracted relative fit people, or at least outdoorsy types.
 
2017-10-22 01:24:03 AM  
The rural south would be screwed with a law like this.

Lots of relieved horses, though.
 
2017-10-22 01:39:26 AM  
When William Taft (who was pushing 300 lbs right at the turn of the 20th century) was the governor of the Philippines (back when it was a colony), he telegraphed Washington once to tell them he had ridden a horse up some mountain to get to some village. DC telegraphed back: "How is the horse?"

Now Britain is more enlightened.
 
2017-10-22 01:55:48 AM  
Bronies reportedly outraged.
 
2017-10-22 02:45:13 AM  
Excuse me but I'm pretty sure there are ways of dealing with the obesity epidemic which do not involve equestrian fellatio.
 
2017-10-22 02:46:32 AM  

Nogale: Do obese people do a lot of horseback riding? I would think it was a sport that attracted relative fit people, or at least outdoorsy types.


I presume it's more a weight cap or ratio between horse and rider. I discovered that horses get nervous when tall people come around, because we inevitably weigh more. They like their riders small and lean, like the cutting jockey I pursued a few years back.
 
2017-10-22 02:47:01 AM  
So, jerking off a horse helps it lose weight?
 
2017-10-22 02:49:12 AM  
Next up: a law which states that if you're going to write articles about a maximum weight allowed for riding horses, that you have to include the damn weight in the article.
 
2017-10-22 02:49:46 AM  

fragMasterFlash: Excuse me but I'm pretty sure there are ways of dealing with the obesity epidemic which do not involve equestrian fellatio.


Sunday afternoon, nothing I like more than to go to my favorite sports bar and pound a draft or two while watching the game. Sometimes I also drink some beers.
 
2017-10-22 02:52:17 AM  

Atillathepun: So, jerking off a horse helps it lose weight?


If you're doing it right.
 
2017-10-22 02:52:37 AM  
 inconsolable

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2017-10-22 02:55:00 AM  

proteus_b: Next up: a law which states that if you're going to write articles about a maximum weight allowed for riding horses, that you have to include the damn weight in the article.


Or one could just, you know, actually read the article.


#1) it's not a law
#2) the recommendation is rider 15-20% of horse's weight
 
2017-10-22 03:00:17 AM  
This one seems like a no-brainer. If you're a bigger person, you ride a bigger horse. It's weird to me that this needs to put into law. Don't people who ride horses, you know, like horses? And want to avoid hurting them needlessly?
 
2017-10-22 03:05:50 AM  

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"Oh Bwunhilde, you'w so wuvwy!"

"Yes I know it; I can't help it!"

 
2017-10-22 03:09:12 AM  

668NeighborOfTheBeast: inconsolable

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Whoever is feeding her is engaging in care giver abuse. She should be getting veggies and broth, if not outright fasted.
 
2017-10-22 03:12:29 AM  

Marksrevenge: This one seems like a no-brainer. If you're a bigger person, you ride a bigger horse. It's weird to me that this needs to put into law. Don't people who ride horses, you know, like horses? And want to avoid hurting them needlessly?


"bigger person" == "irresponsible fatass"

Quit normalizing obesity.
 
2017-10-22 03:18:07 AM  
Mr. Hands now has rigor mortis again.
 
2017-10-22 03:22:06 AM  
We're gonna need a bigger horse
 
2017-10-22 03:30:14 AM  

Nogale: Do obese people do a lot of horseback riding? I would think it was a sport that attracted relative fit people, or at least outdoorsy types.


Around 12, I seen a horse throw a fat woman off his back.
/I don't think she ever walked again
 
2017-10-22 03:34:16 AM  
Being fat and riding a small horse is torture for the animal. 

That being said, I'm 6' and 200lbs and ride a draught horse. 

I like draft horses, they're big and strong and too heavy to buck me off. 
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2017-10-22 03:36:19 AM  

Marksrevenge: This one seems like a no-brainer. If you're a bigger person, you ride a bigger horse. It's weird to me that this needs to put into law. Don't people who ride horses, you know, like horses? And want to avoid hurting them needlessly?


I would think it's more to regulate the day riding places, where you don't own the horse you just rent one for a trail ride, those places can be money hungry and not put people with the right animals.
 
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2017-10-22 03:37:15 AM  
Problem solved

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2017-10-22 03:40:56 AM  
Ahh the 'Adele Factor', happy they're helping the horses.
 
2017-10-22 03:45:19 AM  
Good. Poor horses.
 
2017-10-22 03:59:26 AM  
I thought for a second there that they were banning people from riding horses that are too tall so most of fark had to worry.
 
2017-10-22 04:01:35 AM  

Dadoody: Being fat and riding a small horse is torture for the animal. 

That being said, I'm 6' and 200lbs and ride a draught horse. 

I like draft horses, they're big and strong and too heavy to buck me off. 
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Nice beast.

My step mother's son rode my sport horse and bowed his back. Thanks alot, fatass.

The horse lives in California at my dad's ranch, I live in Washington State. Don't trust your animals to step family. Especially fat step families that love money more than anything else.
 
2017-10-22 04:09:46 AM  
Is there a joke that can be made about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police?
 
2017-10-22 04:15:18 AM  
From what I understand, heavy people can do permanent damage to a horse's back. I'm OK with this.
 
2017-10-22 04:20:16 AM  

Dadoody: Being fat and riding a small horse is torture for the animal. 

That being said, I'm 6' and 200lbs and ride a draught horse. 

I like draft horses, they're big and strong and too heavy to buck me off. 
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Does that horse avoid obstacles or just smash right through them?
 
2017-10-22 04:25:18 AM  

fusillade762: Good. Fat horses are a scourge.


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2017-10-22 04:28:25 AM  
Dadoody:
That being said, I'm 6' and 200lbs and ride a draught horse.

If I ever retire, I wouldn't mind a Morgan-Percheron cross. Nice and placid, pack my big ass around all day without wearing out. :D
 
2017-10-22 04:33:49 AM  

Thong_of_Zardoz: Marksrevenge: This one seems like a no-brainer. If you're a bigger person, you ride a bigger horse. It's weird to me that this needs to put into law. Don't people who ride horses, you know, like horses? And want to avoid hurting them needlessly?

"bigger person" == "irresponsible fatass"

Quit normalizing obesity.


I said "bigger person" and that's what I meant. The population of people weighing enough to overburden a small horse includes people who are not obese, which I shouldn't need to point out to you, but here we are.

Here are a few examples since you're not thinking for yourself very well right now - Shaquille O'Neil is 7'1" and weighs 325 pounds. Mike Tyson is 5'10" and weighs 240 pounds. Arnold Schwartzenegger is 6'2" and 250 pounds. Football player Rob Gronkowski is 6'6" and 265 pounds.
 
2017-10-22 04:44:40 AM  

wildcardjack: 668NeighborOfTheBeast: inconsolable

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Whoever is feeding her is engaging in care giver abuse. She should be getting veggies and broth, if not outright fasted.


Anyone that can get her to do something fast should get a medal of honor.
 
2017-10-22 04:53:13 AM  

668NeighborOfTheBeast: inconsolable

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Eh, she won't get onto a horse's back without the help of a crane. The horses of the world are probably safe from her
 
2017-10-22 04:58:50 AM  

wildcardjack: 668NeighborOfTheBeast: inconsolable

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Whoever is feeding her is engaging in care giver abuse. She should be getting veggies and broth, if not outright fasted.


Wanted for questioning.

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2017-10-22 05:21:10 AM  
i don't think many of you have actually seen a sway backed horse. Maybe in a Three Stooges clip. The back of the horse forms the pronounced shape of a U, right where the rider sits. It's spine is permanently deformed.

Those horses got that way from being used as pack horses and carried too much weight, or carried too heavy a rider for too long of a time. A horse is strong, but not all can be used to carry a 300 or 400 pound 'gentile' rider again and again.

It's kind of like when you see nearly a ton of guy puttering along on a moped. Nearly obscuring the bike with his flab. If he keeps it up, the bike will wear out 5 times faster than normal, starting with the suspension.

A couple of decades ago, we used to spot these second hand caddies being driven by people the size of elephants and sagging pronouncedly on the side they sat in, or big Lincolns hauling a family of fatties with the rear suspension so worn out that the bumper nearly hit the ground.

Even I never considered a law to protect the horse, but people are getting ridiculously obese these days and the 'Horsey Folks' would be included in that. Not to mention the average tourists paying for a days horse riding are about double the weight they used to be decades ago -- and they still ride the average horse.

I've seen fat tubs get on horses, then the hose staggers and collapses because of the weight. I mean these creatures are not made of steel. A law sounds great. After all there are laws protecting the horses who pull carriages around cities and they're protected by animal rights. (You don't see a cabbie whipping the shiat out of his horses in public like they used to. He'll go to jail.)

I had a small boat and even I refused to carry more than one hefty friend at a time because their weight made the boat sluggish and put a strain on the engine.

So, I'm for this law.

BTW. I'm 5'11'' and weight 183 -- my same weight for nearly 10 years and I love bacon, fatty meats, butter and soda. Just when I start to gain weight, I eat better. I mean, I find no sense in complaining that I can't control it as I swell to over 250 lbs and start developing a beer gut. My weight would not bother a horse.
 
2017-10-22 05:28:23 AM  
Could we get a fix on that headline? It's not about a law, it about possible new rules among horse sports organizations.
 
2017-10-22 05:37:40 AM  

Dansker: Could we get a fix on that headline? It's not about a law, it about possible new rules among horse sports organizations.


Fark headlines are meant to be misleading so people either anger-click, or comment without reading the article.
 
2017-10-22 06:09:53 AM  
I weighed too much to take a burro on the trail down the grand canyon. The limit there is 200 lbs. I told them that they needed some percherons for me to perch on.
 
2017-10-22 06:39:45 AM  
A "new law" in the "guidance for stables from their representative body" sense of the word.
 
2017-10-22 07:43:42 AM  
As far back as the US Cavalry Manual it has been recommended that weight of a rider not exceed 20% of the horses weight. This would include tack and equipment.  So in the modern era just the rider.  Back in the Cavalry days lots of equipment.

At 30% of the horses weight injury becomes prevalent.
 
2017-10-22 08:30:43 AM  
Disappointed:
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2017-10-22 08:34:00 AM  

erewhon: fusillade762: Good. Fat horses are a scourge.

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I guess we're fat shaming horses now.
 
2017-10-22 08:38:49 AM  

Dadoody: Being fat and riding a small horse is torture for the animal. 

That being said, I'm 6' and 200lbs and ride a draught horse. 

I like draft horses, they're big and strong and too heavy to buck me off. 
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I love those horses. If I could ever own a horse, it would be a freaking huge one like a Clydesdale or that one.
 
2017-10-22 08:50:28 AM  
Maybe if they walked more they would not be so damn fat.
 
2017-10-22 08:58:26 AM  
Fat people should not expect to do anything a person of normal size is capable of. Fly in planes, take the bus, have sex etc
 
2017-10-22 08:59:11 AM  
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2017-10-22 09:58:26 AM  
Wouldn't more exercise be good for a fat horse?
 
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