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Horse Weight Bearing Capacity – Revisited

Hi All! I haven’t written anything here in quite a while and a few days ago I saw a blog post done by fellow plus size equestrian blogger If the Saddle Fits  shared on a non-equestrian plus size fashion Facebook page. The post was called … Continue reading

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Size acceptance – Is there a light at the end of the tunnel?

In the past few years I have noticed a shift in main stream media towards size acceptance (or should I say size tolerance?). It seems like every day my Facebook and Twitter feeds are lit up with more and more size positivity. … Continue reading

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Resource Alert: Cathy Drumm, Dressage Instructor

Hi All, I just wanted to give y’all a heads up on a great new plus size friendly resource. Cathy Drumm is a Dressage trainer based in Western, MA. Cathy travels around the country offering lessons, training, and clinics in English … Continue reading

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Resource Alert: ChestnutMareCrafts

Hey all! I haven’t blogged in a while so I wanted to say a big HELLO to all of you and to share an awesome plus size friendly resource I stumbled upon recently…. Chestnut Mare Crafts is an Etsy shop run … Continue reading

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EighteenHands Presents: “Getting One With Your Horse”

ANNOUCEMENT! EighteenHands is hosting a FREE horsemanship demo at J&S Family Ranch in Pascoag, RI on Saturday, June 28th, 2014 from 1pm-5pm, featuring Pat Connors of Second Chance Ranch Training in Whitinsville, MA. Please join me for a fun filled day! FREE horsemanship … Continue reading

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Professional Saddle Fitting Services: Vital asset or unnecessary expense?

Last week I had a professional English saddle fitter (who’s information I will share at the end of this post) come out to my barn to assess how my saddles fit Willow. I know the basics about saddle fit and I have … Continue reading

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It starts from within…

Lately I’ve noticed an increase in the number of emails, private Facebook messages, and Facebook posts regarding folks who are struggling emotionally as plus size equestrians. I’m not sure if it’s due to the time of year with the start of riding season … Continue reading

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Product Review: Smith-Worthington Signature Bridle

I’ve been in the market for a new bridle for my Percheron mare, Willow, and I was having a hard time finding what I wanted. After weeks of coming up empty handed I decided to do yet another Google search … Continue reading

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Shaping up for another season in the saddle (Part 2)

In my last blog post, we touched upon the importance of getting ourselves in shape along with getting our horses back in shape for the start of riding season. I want to stress again how important fitness is for a … Continue reading

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Shaping up for another season in the saddle

The Ides of March… Many riders are not lucky enough to have use of an indoor arena and thus don’t have the luxury of riding during the cold months. There are even more of us who shut down completely during … Continue reading

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