Ok iam sure you hear this all the time or been asked this quit often..but iam a big man I wiegh 320 iam 6'4" not all fat though, feels like iam trying a dating site lol..but anyways, I have always admired horses and I now want to own one..but my first question is..what kinda of a horse for my wieght?? For me to be comfortable riding and the horse not break its back lol...seriously though ..plz help
You know, Imma big girl, and when I first wanted to get into riding I was worried about hurting the horses. I started out on a draft cross, and have been riding QH's.
I am by far an expert, you'll get LOADS of good advice on this site. But it depends on the horse's weight, I've been told that a horse would be comfortable with 20% of it's weight on it's back, including tack. So, you'd want something weighing in upward to 1500 +/-. A horse with a shorter back might be a better choice than one with a longer back, and just over all a nice sturdy build.
I think if I didn't weight a million pounds, I'd still be attracted to the horses that are built like tanks. I like the draft cross I used to ride, but I also like the QH's I've met too. The QH's seem to be a lot smoother ride than the draft x, should keep that in mind if you have a sore back or tough knee's or anything like that.
Ok well I would say a draft! They are great horses and BIG are you going western/english? I know that a horse can cary a certen pecentage of its weight. But I don't remember what it was, some one here would know.
Find a horse that is built to carry weight...doesnt really matter in the paticular breed, but look for a squarely built horse with thick solid bone for conformation. I have seen Appys built like drafts that could carry your weight plus the accesories of tack ect easily. It all depends on the paticular horse
I have seen Appys built like drafts that could carry your weight plus the accesories of tack ect easily. It all depends on the paticular horse
Oh that's right I have also seen appy's built like a tank! It also depends on wether you want just a trail horse or you really want to get into a sport.
I would suggest finding a trainer to help you on your first horse search or at least some one you are confrotable with that has horse experiance and know what to look for and what to stear clear from. And keep in mind that all sellers are not honest! Good luck with your search!