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    01-16-2012, 11:57 PM
So yes I have decided to try riding again in the spring. And its not that I always feel that I am too big that I can't ride. I'm not a giant fan of the "smaller" horse breeds. I like the bigger draft and draft crosses. I always have even when I was younger and smaller. Evansk has a fabulous horse for me to ride, so I know it will be fine, but i'm still nervous. I head south to the big city for other reasons this week but I am going to check out some tack shops for saddles. Evansk is not the only friend that wants to go riding with me, but she is the only person I will be riding with until i'm 100% confidant again.
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    01-17-2012, 02:20 AM
Good for you sleepy, plenty of time to prepare for riding again, and I'm sure you are going to have great fun
    01-17-2012, 01:53 PM
Invite her to visit this forum so she can see all of the plus size cowgirls here.......if that still doesn't work I would be more than happy to chat with her via email ( I am the founder of and I help a lot of "plus size" woman with confidence building.

Good Luck!
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    01-18-2012, 02:26 AM
I am a plus sized rider.. and I had always wanted to learn how to ride.. and I always thought I was too big as well.. I used to weigh well over 300 pounds.. well I looked around long enough that I found someone that said that the weight was just a number and they could convince me otherwise if I wanted to ride.. so I took her up on it.. and after a couple of rides I didnt worry so much as her average horses did fine with me.. now that I have lost a lot of weight.. still plus sized but well under 300 now.. I ride a horse in lessons that is technically a pony.. and he does awesome with me.. he is a tank of a horse.. missed horse by a couple of inches, but I call him a horse anyways.. so I never thought being plus sized I could ever ride a pony either
    10-07-2012, 03:43 PM
So its been awhile since I was on here but... This spring I started riding again. I did ride Evansk one quarter horse bareback but just for a short jaunt in the corrals. I have another friend who had access to old pack horses and have been riding with her. I still don't feel quite comfortable on Evansk horse Buddy, but am working towards it.
    10-07-2012, 04:12 PM
Green Broke
Maybe she just doesnt want to, or some people just like to constantly be begged to do something so always have an excuse or reason they can't go. I used to get caught up trying to get people to come to pistol matches, or go Bass fishing, seems people never run out of excuses.
    10-07-2012, 06:10 PM
Joe4d, that is not the case with me, but I'm sure there are people out there that do that exact thing.
    10-07-2012, 08:11 PM
Hello Sleepythunder! I'm also a plus sized rider who's just getting back into riding :)
    03-30-2013, 10:49 PM
So I know this thread is pretty old but I thought i'd post here anyway. It was my best friend that started it to help me get out of the mind set that I was too big to ride. Well I started riding again, thought i'd post a pic of me and one of the horses I ride. Her name is Phibi & she a 4 yr bush horse.
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    04-01-2013, 12:57 AM
Show her this

22" All Purpose Saddle | eBay

I'm a plus sized rider, switching from english (hence the selling my saddle)
To western pleasure. I wear a pant size 22 and I just rode in national semi finals for IHSA western pleasure. It's doable.

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