Hi folks, I'm new to this forum. I'm a larger rider (much larger, lol) and I'm also severely allergic to horses. That has a *little* to do with the weight problem. Steroids are the only things that keep me breathing some times.
I currently have 4 horses. One is a belgian cross (Dusty). He's 13 years old and perfect, lol. I am very allergic to him though and I have a couple ladies who are interested in him.
My other 3 are young curly draft crosses. Curly horses are hypoallergenic and as such, I'm not allergic to them. It's freaking awesome to play with my horses and not have an allergy/asthma attack!!
Because of my size, I won't ride a horse until it's 5 at least. So I've got at least 2 years before I'll have a rideable curly. And Dusty may have found a home so I'm looking into an older curly that I can ride.
As it happens, the breeder of one of my babies has decided to offer one of her broodmares for sale. This mare is a product of the PMU industry. She's mostly Percheron but is not registered. The interesting thing is that she is hypoallergenic also!! I tested her myself and I'm not allergic to her. She's 8 years old and is broke to ride. The owner has agreed to put a refresher 30 days on her in lieu of breeding her to the stallion.
I trail ride mostly and putter around the arena some. I rarely ride for more than an hour and even then it's not strenuous.
Please let me know what you think of this mare. Do you think she'd hold up to carrying a larger rider for short periods? I do NOT plan to breed her. Thanks.