Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: East Coast of Australia
As long as you're physically fit to ride it shouldn't be a real issue. When I was overweight, I couldn't have mounted a horse as I had no level of fitness - now that I've done the exercise and have modified my diet, my fitness is fine and I can ride to my heart's content.
So ride to suit you and the horse's comfort. Lose weight for you, nobody else. Do it sensibly and you'll keep it off. And as a bonus, riding will be much more enjoyable and comfortable for horse and rider.
Go for it! You'll do great. :)
BTW - nice horses!!!