Someone suggested this in another thread and it's a great idea, please take a couple of minutes to post a little about yourself and post one recent pic, just so we know who is who
GH here, mid fifties, been riding on and off since I was a kid, took a long break and came back as a rerider 7 years ago when we moved from the Uk to Canada. I have been big all my adult life, and regret every minute I let that stop me doing anything, because looking back, for a lot of that time I wasn't BIG. A few years ago I got sick of the weight, did a meal replacement diet and lost 140 pounds in 18 months, then promptly gained back 100 over the next year
. Since then I have struggled just to maintain, and now being in full menopause I constantly seem to gain and lose the same 10 pounds over and over, ( I also struggle not to knife DH, cry copiously over stupid things, and spend my nights trying to sleep in a sea of sweat......time to get help I think) so have been around 275 for the last year.
I think as a group we should be supportive, but we have to be honest, if a rider is too big for their horse, or saddle, then we should say so, in a matter of fact way, no need for rudeness, but nor should we close our eyes to the truth, that doesn't help anyone.
As for a pic, well most of you know me, but here am I on the handsome and honest Mr Gibbs