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    07-18-2008, 12:29 AM
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Foal
What breed for a larger girl?

Well, I've been thinking about getting a horse (not for another year or two at least though though due to me being one of them art students) but my issue is that I am a larger girl, pretty tall and about 220 pounds. I wouldn't want to have a horse that couldn't carry that weight on a regular basis. So what sort of breed would you all recomend?
     
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    07-18-2008, 12:32 AM
  #2
Green Broke
Arabians are popular for heavier riders because they have an extra vertebrae that makes carrying lots of weight easier for them.

Drafts work well too.
     
    07-18-2008, 12:51 AM
  #3
Foal
An extra vertebra? You must mean one fewer, and most do. Some do not. I would go with large quarter, 220 isn't that much. I personally would go for a horse 15.2 or above.
     
    07-18-2008, 12:54 AM
  #4
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by laceyf53
an extra vertebra? You must mean one fewer, and most do. Some do not. I would go with large quarter, 220 isn't that much. I personally would go for a horse 15.2 or above.
yeah, fewer... sorry, it's late and I was thinking that other horses have one more than arabians... I need to go to bed...

But I agree, 220 isn't that much, a large quarter could carry that easily
     
    07-18-2008, 01:13 AM
  #5
Foal
Thank you both! I was wondering, though, about rocky mountain horses. Would a larger one be suitable? Though looking around here the draft crosses are really catching my eye!
     
    07-18-2008, 01:15 AM
  #6
Green Broke
I think a rocky would work great as well. Maybe PM Vidaloco I know she has a rocky mountain horse and she probably knows them better than I do
     
    07-18-2008, 02:10 AM
  #7
Showing
A Rocky is a good horse, same with Drafts. Draft crosses too! I also have to say, 220 is not really bad, so maybe a large horse (such as a 16hh+) would be fine.
     
    07-18-2008, 11:59 AM
  #8
Yearling
You are not that big that you have to worry too much. Just look for something with nice solid legs and feet and something around 15.1 or taller.
     
    07-18-2008, 12:40 PM
  #9
Showing
DRAFT HORSE I am 5'4 and 3/4 (and 120lbs-ish) and I own a Clyde cross and a full Clyde. Both foals right now but going to be turned into riding horses.

Draft crosses make fantastic riding horses as well as the full drafties. There a few of us on the forums with drafts.






     
    07-18-2008, 12:41 PM
  #10
Showing
More food for thought:



     

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