Originally Posted by Coloureds4Mimi
Thanks everyone for the really informative responses! I was half expecting getting told off for asking a silly question! I'm really pleased with your answers too, here I was thinking I needed 16hh+.
:) It's NOT a silly question at all. IMHO it's one of those really good questions you better clear out before putting money into horse.
Yes, you can look into breeds like quarterhorse: they don't have to be tall, but some are wide and sturdy and can carry a bigger rider. BTW, I'm 5'9" and my qh is 14'3 and neither of us have issues.
P.S. Just checked what 12 stones equal in pounds, and to me it's not heavy. I'd say it's a norm for your height, not over-weight or plus size, so I don't see too many limitations on type of horse you may ride.