Tag Archives: Horses for Plus Size Riders

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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All About CANTER USA

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

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I’ve got draft horses on the brain!!

Hey Guys and Gals, If you follow EighteenHands on Facebook, most of you probably know that I rode a full draft for the first time on Saturday. I went out to Anglia Farm for my lesson, and rather than riding … Continue reading

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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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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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The long awaited lesson…

I’m happy to report that I FINALLY got back in the saddle after a 4 month break due to Mr. Campbell sustaining a tendon injury. It took a while but after lots of searching I found a lesson program where … Continue reading

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Something to LOL at…

A good friend once told me, “You’re not a real Cowgirl unless you’ve fallen off 3 times.”                                                                                             ~Lauren Bavosi

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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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Fledgling Adventure: A New Beginning

Since I started riding 4 years ago, all of my horsey adventures have been with my good friends, Lauren and Diane. They taught me how to ride, they encouraged me to keep riding despite all of the stereotypes about my weight…..they … Continue reading

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Quest To Get Back In The Saddle

If you read yesterday’s post you already know that I haven’t ridden in over 12 weeks and that I am currently without a horse to ride. So what’s a big girl to do? Look at your local barn, look online, … Continue reading

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