Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: State of Confusion (SC)
My husband who weighs 245lb, and is almost 6'4' has ridden the same thoroughbred for the last 11 years. While DB at 20 is having some medical issues, NONE of them are connected to a problem carrying weight. He's always been a calm, well mannered gentleman with a quarter horse brain in a thoroughbred body.
The answer you are looking for is "it depends." If you are considering jumping, I would be especially concerned with finding good bone density and thickness in the legs. Jumping with a heavy person can be a concern. I've NEVER been able to successfully compare stones to pounds so I have no frame of reference. My husband does NOT jump. Hope this helps.
I'm not a complete idiot--there are parts missing!
What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.