My fiance wants to buy a horse (he sort of found one at the stable I board at). Problem is he is about 240 lbs. Only because he is 6'7. VERY TALL!! He found a draft/appy cross who is 14.3 hh. He rode her bareback and actually didn't look too funny because she is so wide that his legs don't go straight to the ground.
When he rode my horse (who is a 15.3 hh very lean/slightly underweight QH/Arab/TB hothead), the horse seemed to cave under his weight (he rode with the saddle). And I lowered the stirrups all the way and his legs still looked to be in a jockey position.
I guess my questions are
1.) do you think this draft/appy cross (she is very stocky) can handle his weight AND a saddle?
2.) How do I find a draft horse saddle with very long stirrups???