Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
Last summer, we took a trail ride near Payson, AZ. If there was a weight limit, they didn't mention it. They had a range of horses, and some were big enough to easily handle a 250 lb man plus saddle.
Western saddles distribute the weight over a greater area than English, so that might make a difference with some horses. Also, if the vacation involved more strenuous riding than just a couple of hours of walking, then the owner might need to be more restrictive. A quick Google look here in AZ (trail rides az weight limit) had many places with a 250 limit, and one at 200 lb.