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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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