Tag Archives: plus size riding apparel

Size acceptance – Is there a light at the end of the tunnel?

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

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EighteenHands goes to Equine Affaire MA

I live in Massachussetts, as you all know, and I am very fortunate to have Equine Affaire MA only an hour away from my home. I make the trip to Equine Affaire every year to watch the demos, see the sights, and check … Continue reading

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A Shout Out To SmartPak

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

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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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Fan Spotlight- Gina

Meet Gina, a brand new Member of the Big Girl Cowgirl Club! “I’m 230 lbs and 5’2” short and round, hehe. I’ve been riding all my life, the same horse for most of it too. He’s a 15.2 quarter horse, … Continue reading

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Fan Spotlight-Janie Raven and her boys Mercury and Ben

Meet Janie and her two hunky geldings, Mercury and Ben. You’ll see these three a lot on the EighteenHands Facebook page, as Janie is a Big Girl Show Girl and proud!! She loves to show off her riding skills and … Continue reading

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Custom Show Shirts and Jackets

    I found a great custom show shirt and jacket company today and I thought I’d share. www.revelryapparel.com puts out what looks to be highly fashionable English show attire made with high quality fabrics which can be custom ordered … 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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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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