Tag Archives: plus size horseback riding

Professional Saddle Fitting Services: Vital asset or unnecessary expense?

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

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It starts from within…

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

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Shaping up for another season in the saddle (Part 2)

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

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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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EighteenHands goes to Equine Affaire MA- Itinerary

EQUINE AFFAIRE MA Thursday Nov. 7- Sunday Nov. 10 2013 Easten States Expo Fair Grounds-SpringFeild, MA   Most of you know that am attending Equine Affaire this weekend, and some of you have been awaiting my itinerary so you’ll know … Continue reading

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Enter For A Chance to Win

Have you checked out Horseloverz.com yet? The world’s largest online tack shop has everything and more for both horse and rider. With great prices and an amazing selection, you’re sure to find it at Horseloverz.com!   Win A FREE $25 Gift … Continue reading

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Fan Mail: Kaylyn Arms

Here’s another Big Girl Cowgirl who often gets “THE LOOK” for riding her ponies whilst being plus size. Kaylyn’s vet seems to think everything is OK, so she rides on winning lots of ribbons (no doubt to shove in the … 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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Fan Spotlight: Laura and Gulliver

Meet Laura and Gulliver. As you all know, I usually write up a little article about each horse and rider based on the information that is submitted to me. Well….Laura’s email made me laugh, smile, and it really captured the … Continue reading

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