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    04-20-2012, 10:41 PM
OP, do I need to smack some sense into you? In no way are you too big to ride.
You have the curves of a woman.

Besides, us big girls do EVERYTHING better!
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    04-20-2012, 10:45 PM
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OP, Heck no are you too big to ride your horse. You look fine!!! I'd let you ride any one of my horses all day long!!!
    04-20-2012, 10:57 PM
You are NOT to big to ride! I have seen yaaaayyy bigger people on really small horses, you look like you are in good shape! And I like your horse paints are awesome!
    04-25-2012, 01:44 AM
You are much better looking than I am!!! I'm that horrid apple shape but my Sir Galahad doesn't care!!!

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    04-28-2012, 03:49 AM
quit it!!

Okay.. enough!! Us big people are just that!! BIG!! I am tired of apolagizing for the way god made me. So I don't. This is it . God Made me this way for a reason. All the diets in the world won't change it. So get with it celebrate it, After all, I like it, so what if some people don't - find those that do-they are out there!! I can do anything I want to and I want to be involved in horses!! Too big!!HA--Thats like me saying they are too small-- HA!!bet that would go over like a lead balloon!!I enjoy horses and no one is going to keep me from it-I'm old enough and confident enough now to stand up and celebrate my self-Like the old saying goes you have to blow your own horn cause ain't no one else goin' to!!
    04-28-2012, 03:59 AM
Sirg- you are not a horrid apple shape!! You are a perfect shape for your body... you have to change how you think about yourself!! When we are self confident, our riding improves, and that improves evrything else.. remember.. to smile.. and have fun....
    04-28-2012, 05:14 AM
Originally Posted by Raven12    
sirg- you are not a horrid apple shape!! You are a perfect shape for your body... you have to change how you think about yourself!! When we are self confident, our riding improves, and that improves evrything else.. remember.. to smile.. and have fun....

I'm about 30 pounds lighter now than I was in that pic thanks to what I call my Diabetic wake up call (was diagnosed last May). Most of my weight is in my stomach and I have a TON of muscle. (I can pick up and carry around my 170 pound boyfriend like he's nothing even with a bad back!) Even if I were allowed to, I wouldn't be able to show in any form of english riding because my calves are 19+ inches of pure muscle (the doctor has verified this!). I can't even wear chaps because of the size of my thighs (a little pudgy but mostly muscle... again doctor verified) and my calves! I can't afford custom chaps either...
    04-29-2012, 06:09 AM
There are ways and means..to get around every one of those challenges
stay positive and get creative..LOL....You can ride..at any time any where.. and in any show.. there are different companies that make half chaps to fit those of us with bigger calfs.. and as for chaps.. there are lots of ways of making stock chaps fit without going custom... an elastic zipper extender is one of my favorites, and then the elastic inserts on the inside leg(where its unseen are just a few..

I refuse to be put dowm or told no-just because of my size- the skinny girls wouldnąt take it so why should I??
    04-29-2012, 06:33 AM
Gigngerscout...a weight limit.. at a training barn.. lol... not around here..lol..the guys couldnt ride then!...If you are getting hit with that kind of crap you don't need to be there... lol.. you need to find a barn that RESPECTS each rider..no matter what.. Keep looking the good ones are out there!!!
    04-29-2012, 06:55 AM
As long as we ride, and enjoy it, that is the main thing!! I am a very plus sized woman.. and I ride western... The longer I ride the better I will get. just like anyone else! The more hours I put in the saddle will reflect in the rider I become, not anyone elses opinion(except the judge at the show)
I am well past the 250 lb mark and I have been for years. No excuses apologizes or reasons.. this is it ... I have tried every fad diet,, and good diet out there,, and my weight varies by 5 lbs... I am healthy.. the doctor said he wishes he was in as good of shape.
So now.. I ride... that's it.. people eithor like me or don't, I beat them at shows, or don't, .. but my weight has become a non-issue for me..

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