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 and have always been the girl in the 18″ saddle! I primarily rode in hunter [...]
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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 faces of those who would question her size) Hello, My name is Kaylyn Arms. When [...]
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 touch my heart and reinforce the fact that by creating the community that is EighteenHands, [...]
We all like to give our horses special treats. Things like carrots, peppermints, apples, sugar cubes, and store bought snacks are common rewards we bestow upon our four legged companions and they love us for it…Next time you are in the mood to get creative in the kitchen try out some of these easy NO BAKE horse [...]
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 got me started on the path of the horse. If it weren’t for them let’s [...]
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, and is 29 years old. I was riding him consistently up until last summer when [...]
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 I’d like to share my thoughts. I’m not (usually) one to get upset over ignorance against my [...]