It makes me smile that there's confidence in plus sized riders... I know I've been sheepish about riding because of my weight. But that hasn't stopped me!!
The first one is me on my friends big-ole TB going out for a trail ride... Riding Murray with barrel reins was a challenge. Lol I had to have my hand stretch half way up his neck to give him enough rein!
The second one is Cash - an 18hh QH who is a pleasure machine! This was the first time I showed him (western pleasure) and he was a stinker in the first class (has a history of rushing 2nd direction) but second class was a rockstar. Btw - that is a LOPE! Holy guacamole can you say relaxed and flat kneed. I was so proud of the big boy!
And then the short black one... He's special. He was donated to the school as a coming 3yo and had been rushed into training and was a nut-job. Bolting, bucking, the works. Went out on pasture for the summer to be a horse for the first time in his life - then he became my project. Did about 5 months of just relaxed riding and then just turned into the best little boy. He's a western pleasure machine and LOVES his job. His current job now that I've graduated is to take care of beginners and show them the ropes. I'm a proud mama. :)
Last but not least... My personal boy - Jag. This was a few years ago (we don't get a lot of pictures together) but we prett much look the same!