When we were choosing our Gypsies we wanted them on the smaller side. Both our mare and our stallion are 13.2hh. I know they grow until 5 years old so Lily may reach 14h, and I think Pony Boy will top out at 13.3h. We had went out to a Gypsy farm near by and I pointed out a mare that I felt was a good size. She was 13.3h and that seemed like a nice sturdy size. However, I've been reading quite a bit saying that is too small for my weight. I'm 5'5", 200lbs (though I'm working on it; having a baby takes a lot out of ya, but adds a lot on ya). I wear my weight well (most people don't think I look my weight); I guess it's just evenly distributed about my body. Great for current looks, but sucks for trying to lose weight. I plan to only ride bareback for a while and start out slow to get the feel for riding such wide horses. Should I have gone bigger or is it okay since they are draft-like horses? Should I limit my riding until I have reached a certain weight?