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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
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
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
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
I’ve always know about CANTER USA. I knew they were a non-profit rescue for off-the-track TBs, I knew they had chapters all over the country, and I knew that the organization does a lot of good for TBs in need…but I never really … Continue reading
I would just like to give a shout out to the amazing people at SmartPak for fully supporting the plus size equestrian! Yes, yes there are certainly other websites and apparel brands who are deticated exclusively to the full figured rider … Continue reading
Plus size riders sometimes share common difficulties in the saddle. These struggles often include but are not limited to: Difficulty with or fear of mounting Struggle finding correct balance in the saddle Tendency to lean forward slightly Lack of stamina during … Continue reading
There’s been A LOT of discussion here and on the Facebook page about new or renewed weight loss motivation. While I would never encourage someone to lose weight for any reason other than if they truly wanted to…I would like to … Continue reading