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post #1 of 13 Old 07-26-2011, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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Horse breed for a heavy rider

I canít speaks English fluently, Iím sorry. My mother tongue isnít English, but Iím very good at reading in English. But I canít write English very well. I hope that you will understand me.

My question is this: Where could I find a good horse breed for me? I'm a very short, just a 5' 3" (160 cm), but I'm a very heavy. My weight is 205 lb (14,6 stone, 93 kg). I have ridden a horse for ten years, but I got a baby almost two years ago. My last riding lesson was in 2009.

Do you know good horse breeds for me? Would Welsh cobs (section c or d) be good for me? Iím so short, so Iím not interested in to ride very big horses like Clydesdale, shire etc. I can ride a horse, but not that big.

Could you help me?
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post #2 of 13 Old 07-26-2011, 01:31 PM
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What about a Draft X or even a really stocky Quarter Horse?
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post #3 of 13 Old 07-26-2011, 01:32 PM
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I vote for the stocky Quarter horse!
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post #4 of 13 Old 07-26-2011, 01:42 PM
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Mules are supposed to be very good weight carriers. Or the stocky small breeds, like Fjords or Haflingers.
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205 is not outrageously heavy. Most full size horses with some conditioning can carry you fine, as long as you can sit pretty well and "carry" your own body when trotting and such (not flop all over the saddle).
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205 is not outrageously heavy. Most full size horses with some conditioning can carry you fine, as long as you can sit pretty well and "carry" your own body when trotting and such (not flop all over the saddle).
I agree. 240 pounds (with tack) is not overly heavy. You shouldn't feel particularly restricted. Most any full sized breed with good bone and muscle will do just fine, as would a Haffie or similar smaller breed. At your height a thicker and shorter backed Arab in the 1,000 pound range would also be a good option. Arabs usually can carry a bit more weight comfortably than other breeds of equivalent weight...
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I weigh about the same and am 5'6. I don't know what country you are in, so a lot depends on what breeds are available in your area, but I had two Arabians that carried me fine, and I am currently riding a 14.3 Mustang that is slightly drafty. I have a Missouri Fox Trotter too.

Instead of a particular breed, just look for a horse with good sturdy conformation in a height that you can still mount easily. A Haflinger would be dreamy in my mind! But they are scarce where I live. Just look for something not overly tall that still has good bones and large healthy hooves.
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post #8 of 13 Old 07-27-2011, 10:47 AM
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A cob of some sort (there are lots of different types) or a Connemara perhaps?

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post #9 of 13 Old 07-27-2011, 11:03 AM
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I am pretty sure just about any horse can carry you and more.
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post #10 of 13 Old 07-27-2011, 12:15 PM
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205 is not outrageously heavy. Most full size horses with some conditioning can carry you fine, as long as you can sit pretty well and "carry" your own body when trotting and such (not flop all over the saddle).
Exactly. It's not the weight but how you can control it. A teeny tiny person can do a lot of harm 'stabbing' a horse in the back!
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