Hey all! As a fellow plus size rider, it makes me happy to see you all out and about with your beautiful horses, and doing what we all love most!
Now, I am about to finalize the purchase of my first horse. He's a 14.3-15hh unregistered paint. Very stocky boy, and no vices to boot. I've seen him ridden, have worked him from the ground, and have just fallen in love. This Sunday Is my first chance to actually try him out from the saddle! And I have to say, I am a tad nervous. I want him for more than just a riding horse, He will be my companion also. Doted on and adored whether i'm constantly riding or not. But being a heavier rider always comes to the front of my mind, and I was wondering what experiences you all have had with shorter stockier horses.
I'm a firm believer that height does not make the horse a better weight bearer, But I would like to hear ya'lls opinions on the vertically challenged horses we plus sizers all love and adore
The paint in the pics is the horse i'm looking to buy. Not the greatest conformational picture LOL but it's the best I have. And the other pic is me on a 15 hand Morgan, who would carry me all day long; Walk, trot, canter