I have a 14.1 8 yo standardbred mare. See http://www.horseforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=11120 for pics. Anyway, I want to know how can I work out how heavy a rider she could comfortably carry? She is rather finely built so not suitable for heavier riders.
And for any horse, how can you tell how heavy a rider they should carry without causing themselves injury. I've always wondered about this? Is there a percentage of the horse's bodyweight or something, just as a rough guide?