Originally Posted by SmallTownGypsy
Fellpony, your ponies are adorable! Specially love your gelding's face in that pic!
Whenever I had visited the Gypsy farm a few towns over and saw their little mare, there was absolutely nothing that made me think that she wouldn't have been able to carry me. I guess I just started reading so much, even including about Gypsies, that I forgot to use commonsense. The horses will just be used for light pleasure riding (and hopefully some parade work) until I get some more weight off. After that, I hope to show my stallion. :)
The Fells are not as heavy boned as a good Gyspy cob/ Here in th UK cob horses are well known for there weight carrying ability and are often ridden by Larger riders( not that I think 200lbs is that large :)) I am sure you will use sense with the fact she is not yet fully mature when intorducing her to ridden work.
I have always been a larger rider and when I had my first Fell backed at 3.5 years old my Riding Instructore told me it would be better to ride two half hour sessions rather than one hour long session while she was maturing but she had no problem with me riding her what so ever. Both my Fells have no problems carrying my weight. I decided I want to drop some weight :) as I want to learn to canter now.
She is a lovley looking little filly just enjoy her