I don't know how much she weighs for sure but I wouldn't estimate over 1000lbs at all. I'd say maybe 900ish? If it helps at all, her western cinch size is 20 inches. Haha
I think it has a lot to do with your body's proportions too. I'm just as tall as I am because I have a long torso, my legs are pretty average length and I have short arms so it helps me fit on smaller horses better.
I know what you mean about liking bigger horses though. Lacey is the smallest horse I've ever ridden for a prolonged period. It was just one of those instant connection things, but it was really weird for the first few months. After working with her for the last year and a half however, I've come to the conclusion that it makes me feel more secure knowing that I don't have as far to fall if I ever fall off of her. Haha And smaller horses can squeeze through smaller places (like under tree branches and between trees) that can be really awkward and sometimes painful on a larger horse. Hahaha
I think that's a good idea, try her out for a while and if you still feel too big after some good riding time, continue to look.
Hahaha smrobs! Your comment about tiny horses bucking you off reminds me of my favorite pony ever at the camp I volunteer at... He was maybe 13hh (a POA), if he was lucky, and I rode him ALL the time. In one summer, riding him everyday, I came off at least 4 times, if not more. But we had a great time together, even though I looked seriously ridiculous. I love ponies. =P
Fabio - 13 year old Arabian/Lipizzaner gelding
Hazel - 14 year old Angora goat
Atticus - 4 year old LaMancha/Alpine cross goat
Rest peacefully, Lacey.
Last edited by Wallaby; 12-17-2009 at 02:45 PM.