She is definitely gaining muscle and fat, but she obviously needs more. This is just what I have slowly put on her since January 4th, she has a lot more to go :)
No, I am not riding her yet. I don't feel comfortable. Those are me in the pictures, and I do not feel like she is big enough for me yet. I want to give her every chance to develop. She has had a saddle on 5x and walked around/lightly lunged with it on. Her other forms of exercise include lunge lining, free lunging, and ground driving/flexing. We try to put in a variety of patterns and stretches too.
But that's just me, a lot of people have told me to jump on her. I just don't think she is big enough/think I am too big for her.
Anyone have thoughts on that?
Addition: You aren't too big for her, when she's ready she will be a fine mount for you. You're not big and she's not small, she just has some growing to do.