A little history:
At my heaviest I was a little above 200 lbs, at 5'4". I am now 5'4" and 160ish lbs.
I still consider myself "plus size", but I know I am not nearly as heavy as I used to be.
Lately I've been finding it hard to find confidence in my riding. I feel that I could never match up to some of the tall, thin riders in my barn. I am paranoid that I am too big for the lesson horse I ride a lot. He never has a problem with me, and I'm sure my instructor wouldn't have me ride him if I was too big for him. But I know he's no spring chicken and there's always a nagging doubt that it's not fair for him, especially since I jump.
How do you ladies and gentlemen find confidence in yourself and your riding? How do you stay true to you and what you want to do despite the obstacles being plus size presents?