Resources (Miscellaneous)


  • X-Chrom (online)
  • Jo Karen Acton, MA
  • Essential Body Wear – Represenative Rosina Cunningham happily accomodates larger sizes. Zero bunce sports bra (32C-52DD), Everyday bras (32A-44H) and Cami tops (s-3x). Rosina is a frequent vendor at Equine Affaire MA where she does on site bra fitting.


  • Justin Boots (Western) come in a variety of sharft and foot widths and their short boots are an EighteenHands favorite for ladies with XL calves.
  • The Original Muck Boot Company (Work) are a favorite of mine. They come in a variety of different shaft heights and they even make a boot for riding called the “Brit”. They are made from a stretchy high quality materialand will comfortably fit large calves without cutting off circulation. (no, really….I promise)
  • Fuller Fillies (English) makes english pleasure and show boots as well as half chaps and gators to accomodate the largest of calves (I promise!)
  • Ariat (Western and English) Ariat boots gets mixed reviews during fan poles. About 50% of you say YAY and the other 50% say NAY! I guess it depends on how big your calves are. Ariats are available at MANY retail locations, so hit a tack store and try them out for yourself.
  • Equitector (English) tall boots to suit up to a 23″ calf
  • Lipica (Netherlands, English) makes english boots for larger calves for our European fans that might need boots
  • Dublin Boots (English)
  • Ovation boots and half chaps (no website, find at local tack shoppes)
  • Double H Boots (Work and Western)
  • Sock Dreams – Knee socks for wide calves
  • Sock It To Me – Knee socks for wide calves

Rain Gear:

  • Muddy Creek Rain Gear– “The best rain gear, period.” Muddy Creek is best known for thier riding raincoat that would is waterproof, breathable, washable and lightweight. And it is big enough to cover the rider and their saddle to keep them dry no matter what the weather conditions. Large sizes accommodate plus size and big and tall.

Everyday Equestion Fashion:

  • Black Horse Creations is my FAVORITE online shop for casual equestrian themed apparel. Select styles in sizes up to 4X! (runs true to size!) Tell Kim that I sent you!
  • Animals To Wear has woman’s sizes up to 2X and unisex up to XXL. ATW is absolutely beautiful wearable art.




  • Imperial Cars, Mendon, MA:  Chevorlet, Chrystler, Jeep, Dodge, RAM, Ford. EXCELLENT New/Used inventory with AMAZING customer service. I’ve purchased 2 vehicles at Imperial. They’ve always taken excellent care of me and I would never go anywhere else!


There ARE resources out there for big girl rider, you just have to know where to look! If you need help, PLEASE let me know! I’ll do my best to help you find anything that you need.   Hi-Ho Silver!


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