Tag Archives: Plus Size Riding

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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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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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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EighteenHands Day

Saturday February 23, 2013 from 4-6:30pm at Equine Essentials Tack Shop in Oxford, MA. Please join me for EighteenHands’ first ever public outing! -vendor trunk shows -Plus Size clothing showcase -clothing try-on opportunities -raffles -giveaways -light refreshments AND MORE…

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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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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 Spotlight: Lisa-Marie and Claire

Hey, everyone! Meet Lisa-Marie and her TB, “Claire” My name is Lisa and this is Claire (Clearly A Southern Lady). She is a 16.3h un-raced TB who is about 8 years old. I have been riding for about 17 years … 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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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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