Originally Posted by ChristineNJ
Some riding stables put the limit at 200 lbs. (not counting the saddle)
I think that's most likely because they don't keep the type and build of horse best suited for the plus size rider
The percheron is a great foundation breed, the clue to finding the right draft/draft cross is to research the breed characteristics and go for the ones that in conformation are described as shorter backed and muscular - there are plenty that fit into this slot
OP - don't let negative posts discourage you, owning a horse will be great for your weight loss programme. I go back to your comment - boredom is my worst enemy when it comes to my own weight battles, when there isnt enought to do to make me need to get out there and escape the cookie jar the pounds soon pile on
You are not on your own!!!!