Hi, I'm new to this site, but I've been looking at several posts made in the past by users and also researched the subject online, and it's just a big jumbled mess. Anyways, my question is, what breed/cross is best for a beginner "plus sized" rider?
Plus sized as in roughly 250 pounds
, I absolutely love horses and I'm still a student but I'm looking into riding lessons, but the closest stable only teaches small children how to ride. I'm not interested in participating in eventing of any sort, just leisure riding. Some people say that larger draft horses are suited for larger riders, while others say that equestrian vets say otherwise. I've also read that people are sticking to the "20%" rule, if that's the case I would have to ride a relatively large draft horse. Other people suggest that a stocky QH would be the best. I have never ridden a horse
, but I'm trying to find a horse suitable to be ridden by a larger person like me. I love the look of a Percheron, their such big beautiful creatures, but I'm not sure if they're designed to carry weight without harming them. Does anyone have a logical suggestion, or possibly pictures to show what I should be looking for? I'm sorry for re-posting yet again another one of the same ranting thread posts, but I'm horribly confused. I had this posted originally in the wrong forum, so I re-posted it here, sorry about that.