I own a full grown male English Mastiff and am very small for my weight (doc says I am under weight)... the other day as I was benxing over to pick something up, he just bolted under me and kind of swept me away on him.
That accident got me wondering if I could actually do it: can I ride him? I tried it the yesterday when I was home alone and it worked pretty well (I gradually added my weight to his back while he laid down and just sat so he could get used to my weight, then today I did it again while he was standing up) he didn't seem bothered by it, even with my full weight on him and my feet off the ground, he even took a few steps... but I felt his back pop when he moved and got off asap.
I added my weight again as I did before while he laid down and did it until I was no longer holding myself up. He doesn't seem bothered, so I tried again while he was standing and again his back popped.
I love my dog so much and would never want to hurt him, so if this could potentally hurt him I will stop.
So can I ride my English Mastiff, or should I stop what Im doing because Im hurting him?
Thanks for the input.
Most Helpful Guy
And here I was almost thinking of reporting this since the first thing that came to mind was bestiality lol
But yeah riding dogs isn't a good idea. They're just not built for that. The proportional difference in mass between dogs and humans is too small.0
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Even if you're underweight you should never try riding your dog, I have a great dane and he weighs almost double me and I still wouldn't. However what you did has been done.. if you heard it pop once why would you try again? Anyway STOP IT you can damage his spine. STOP0