Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Good for you, for being confident and true to yourself; I am not a plus sized rider, but I am, shall we say, a much more mature rider than all the other people at my barn; not only that, but, since I started riding late, I am not nearly as accomplished as the other riders at my barn; the people at my barn are wonderful and each rider is accepted for him or herself, no matter their age, size, experience, or level or skill; it all has to do with making progress on your own terms and as long as you are enjoying what you are doing, you are learning and your horse(s) are happy and healthy, then those are the things that matter!
I have had the experience where there is a type of snobbery that goes on around what type of horse you ride! So you see, mean spirited people will always find something to criticize. Their opinions are not worth your time.