i do not have sympathy for her, no. I don't see why I should. She is not fat because of some rare illness, she is fat because of what she eats, and riding is after all not a human right.
And now I have lost all respect for you, how DARE you make a judgement of why this person is fat, you do not know, as SR says do you follow her around all day watching what she eats? No you don't.
Look I really do get the point of a large person hurting a horse, I truly understand that concern, and yes I have a horse on this race because *GASP* I weigh 260 pounds and I ride.
No I do not have a rare disease, my metabolism works as it should as far as I know, I do know I'm an easy keeper, I will be alive in the famine long after many die because I convert my intake to fat really efficiently. I also have an addiction to food, would I rather be 100 pound lighter, hell yes, and I did lose all the weight, only to put it back on.
Am I stupid, no, I'm of above average intelligence, but this is a battle for me, one I have waged all of my life and will continue to wage. Let me tell you if it were simple I would be thin, but it just isn't for some people, and no amount of people judging me will change any of that.
Dreamcatchers post is worth repeating here
Arabians Granted, if she's a P*** poor rider, her weight is not going to help but I've seen skinny minnies who ride so poorly that I cringe when I see them beating their horses backs to pieces because they can't be bothered to learn to ride properly.
It's the same principal as people hollering, "OMG You're not going to ride that horse in that SPADE bit are you?" when I've had friends bloody their horse's mouths with a fat, smooth snaffle.
If you are not a good rider you can hurt the horse, doesn't matter how big or small you are. So if you're going to comment on anything then comment on her skills as a rider and suggest more training for her, that's more to the issue than her weight.