A little advice please =)

       The Horse Forum > The Horse Forum Community > Plus Sized Riders

A little advice please =)

This is a discussion on A little advice please =) within the Plus Sized Riders forums, part of the The Horse Forum Community category

Like Tree1Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    04-21-2012, 12:13 PM
Smile A little advice please =)

Hi, just wondering if you guys could give me some advice? I was supposed to get a Irish draught x Shire in September, but has to pull out as we are moving home.

I'm currently 20 stone (approx 280lbs). I am on a diet at the moment, so loosing weight.

I was thinking of getting a pure shire, but I know they cost a lot, and it's hard to find tack for them. But I love the breed, because they're big and gentle. (and of course beautiful)

So, I was wondering what other breed of horse would take my weight. I love tall, big horses, so i'd prefer someing that'd grow 15hh or over, and are likely to be friendly.

I'd be very greatful of any advice!!

Sponsored Links
    04-21-2012, 12:27 PM
Oh, if it helps at all, i'm 5'8 tall.
    04-22-2012, 01:24 PM
Have you thought of a Shire cross
    04-25-2012, 08:35 AM
Tall does not necessarily = good for weight bearing. It is a common misconception that full drafts are always a good choice for a heavier rider. It does not matter if you ride a 15hh or an 18hh horse as long as they have good bone, a short back and a strong loin coupling.

Traditionally, here in NA, pure drafts are bred quite long and lean if they are "hitch" or show bred - you might find working bred drafts to be a bit more suitable. Mine is a (what we presume) percheron cross of some type but she has such a short back that a western saddle to fit her that doesn't interfere with her hips is difficult to find!
    04-25-2012, 02:03 PM
You should look at percheron crosses - I love them. I've worked with several and they've all been very willing and super loveable ;) .....and I'm just partial to percherons!!!
    04-25-2012, 03:44 PM
Mules are the best for heavier riders. Their backs are usually naturally stronger, and I really recomend one :)
    04-25-2012, 04:35 PM
You can get a regisitered shire filly for like 1.5k
Posted via Mobile Device
    04-25-2012, 04:46 PM
Also, you'd probably do a lot better with something with a short(er) back and short legs. I wouldn't go for tall long legs, unless they're wide and thick.

Good luck on horse finding!
    04-25-2012, 04:50 PM
A mule! What a great idea!

Belgiam QH cross are somewhat common in NA. I bet that would work.
TexanFreedom likes this.
    04-25-2012, 05:01 PM
Originally Posted by tinyliny    
A mule! What a great idea!

Belgiam QH cross are somewhat common in NA. I bet that would work.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello again everyone, advice welcome huntergrl Meet the Community 6 01-03-2012 10:00 AM
I need some advice! newhorsemom Horse Training 25 03-07-2009 05:37 PM
Need Advice To Give Advice browneyedcowgirl13 Horse Training 10 06-06-2008 01:20 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:26 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0