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Fan Mail: Katie Stamm

Hi Girls! I’m doing as I promised and I’m sharing your stories with everyone in the Cowgirl club. Here is an email I recieved from Katie Stamm. I totally feel her struggle with weight limits at lesson barns and public … Continue reading

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Making your ride easier with excercise

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

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Do you read the comments?

Do you read the comments that fellow plus sized riders post in response to my blog entries? I do! While I appreciate all of the kind words that each and every one of you have to say, some reader comments … Continue reading

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To Diet, Or Not To Diet, That IS The Question…

I have weight loss on the brain so I thought I’d share my thoughts with you lovely ladies, since I’m guessing most of you probably know how I feel… I’ve been “big” all my life. I was a chubby child, … Continue reading

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Big Bellies, Big Boobs, and Big Positioning Problems……

Hi Girls, I’ve only been riding for about 4 years so I’ll be the first to admit that I’m still learning at maybe an “advanced beginner”  level. I started out in a western saddle doing basic western pleasure walk, jog, and lope then decided … Continue reading

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So much fat hate, so little time.

So I was surfing the net last night in search of new content and resources to share with everyone and I came across page after page of fat hate and heavy rider hate material. It unsettled me a little bit so … Continue reading

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The Perfect (English) Winter Riding Outfit

The Winter Breech: A warm winter breech is an essential part of the winter rider’s wardrobe. There are several winter breeches available in large sizing. My favorites are:   Irideon’s Wind Pro Winter Breech (pictured), available up to 3X. Irideon also offers … Continue reading

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I’m SoOooooo CoOooOOold!!!!!!!!

Okay, so I don’t know about you ladies but I am frickin freezing! The arctic weather has set in here in central, MA and we are chiseling frozen water buckets, shoveling frozen horse buns, blanketing the fuzzy horses, feeding extra hay…..yup, … Continue reading

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All About Plus Size Riding Jeans

Howdy girls! Today we are going to take  a look at the quintessential item in every Big Girl Cowgirl’s wardrobe: The Riding Jean. Riding jeans come in many colors, styles, rises, looks, and lengths…..but if you’re a big girl denim lover like … Continue reading

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So where can I find plus size clothing that doesn’t belong in the barn?

Hey girls! EighteenHands is about meeting the needs of the plus size equestrian, curvy cowgirl, Big Girl Cowgirl, voluptuous riding vixen…..or whatever else we may call ourselves. I’ve been working hard to find you apparel, tack, accessories, even horses and more … Continue reading

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