Hi, I'm new to the forums and I'm glad I saw this thread.
I've always been larger. I last rode over 9 years ago and the heaviest I ever was was under 220.
We'll I just rescued a young quarab gelding who I thought was going to be a bit larger and took a picture with him last weekend. He needs lots of love and groceries to fill out and he's going to motivate me to lose weight before I ride him. (He's not even broke yet)
But I never had problems riding my 15.1 mare back before my son was born. Now between 228-235 and 5'4, I'm starting to feel really self conscious especially when I saw this pic. He looks so small, I'm guessing he's only about 14.3 or so.
But I'm glad this support thread is here.