I have been slacking on riding this filly extensively because I feel I'm too large for her. I guess when I say "extensively" I mean more that 45 minutes at a time. I am 6'2, 165 lbs. She is 4, 14.2 (at most) and petite. I broke her myself and now her owner is trying to sell her, so I need to give her saddle time. I don't want to hurt her though. I can't really excel past a walk/trot because I'm afraid she'll have trouble balancing me. I've done tons of groundwork with her, so she's ready for consistent riding. I am considering hiring someone smaller to give her saddle time. Here is a photo of me riding her:
I'm pretty self-conscience about my height when it comes to riding. I only feel comfortable on horses that are 16h+, and if they're any smaller, I feel huge unless they're built like bulldozers.