I posted on here about a year ago I think asking about Plus sized riders with arabian horses...and definitely recieved alot of information to run on. For one, the stallion I had, we only kept him a stallion at the time to breed 1 mare, we wanted at least one colt out of him before we geld him. He has his "wife" and is a very happy boy, (baby due any day now! ) Once the colt is on the ground and healthy he will go see the vet to be gelded. I did not plan on riding him at a 4 year old at my weight, the young man riding him is a about 5'8 140 lb rider, then he will be given to my brother in law now who is about 5'9 and 200 lbs.
I did not give up on arabians. But decided that until I loose weight, Romeo is not ment for me right now. I currently have my new baby, Shammy, he is a 7 year old 15'1 stocky Arab gelding. My goal is to train him to western pleasure but we are doing alot of conditioning and ground work before I start to train him for this...my weight has been up and down due to health issues, and while working a 80hr a week job..i had no real time to diet and go to the gym. But now I am back in school and hitting the gym 5x a week, plus all the ground work with him.
I'm very hopeful for him, I've seen a few plus size riders in the western pleasure classes. My main goal is for a happy healthy horse of course. Mine are all spoiled.
But enough of that for now...I currently Have a 16.1 Quarter/Paint cross, we call him dinosaur, he is big boned, big feet, and wide. The man I bought him from...poor thing was close to 450 lbs of weight...and he packed him around the mountains...I've seen horses carry heavier riders and normally the horses want to go slower, and seemed stressed, but Arrow, constantly wants to go fast! He is most comfortable at a trot, but can have a nasty attitude. He has been vet checked and sound, including his back (he is 6 yrs old btw) no sway in his back either. He stands perfectly for me to mount, and loves the trails...and to chase cows with my fat ass! Has anyone heard of a horse going faster if the rider is to heavy? Maybe I am just being paranoid.
I attached pictures of both, the grey is my New Arabian Shammy, and the big paint is my Arrow ^_^