Originally Posted by Zubiedoobydoo
There is a rule that the horse shoud carry no more than 20 percent of their weight.
More of a theory and a guideline than a rule!
Some horses can carry more, some a lot less, but it is a good starting point. Remember to that a fat horse can't carry 20% of their weight, their fat is part of the that 20%.
Also a draft isn't always a good choice for a heavier rider. At 247 you will be able to find a mount quite easily, and if you are shopping on a few months maybe that would be an incentive to work on your fitness, the fitter you are the more you will enjoy your riding, ask me how I know