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    01-13-2012, 11:35 AM
  #1
Foal
Size Friendly Barns/ Lessons in your area?!

Hello everyone!!

I am doing research for an article that I am writing on size friendly barns, lesson programs, etc...I am in the priliminary stages of writing this article and right now I am trying to compile a database for plus size friendly programs including: Trainers, intructors, lesson programs, barn, etc...

If anyone knows of any plus size friendly barns, instructors, lesson programs, trainers, or otherwise, PLEASE let me know. Please also indicate whether the instructor/barn provides appropriate size mounts, or whether the rider is to provide thier own plus size friendly mount. You can reply to the thread, or email me at 18handsstore@gmail.com with info.

Thanks in advance!
     
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    01-17-2012, 02:16 PM
  #2
Weanling
What area(s) are you compiling this for?

In Fargo, ND the barn I'm at doesn't discriminate.
     
    01-18-2012, 01:19 AM
  #3
Yearling
Agreed need to know what area you are looking at.. I know being a plus sized rider it was hard to find lessons in my area.. lot of h/j barns and places with really low weight limits I couldnt get even if I dieted.. and Im not as heavy as I once was.. finally put up an ad on internet and someone answered it and I am taking lessons on their horse
     
    01-18-2012, 08:49 AM
  #4
Weanling
Oh yay! Have fun
     
    01-24-2012, 02:58 PM
  #5
Foal
I am compiling a data base for USA, Canada, and the UK.

If you know of a size friendly lesson program or instructor from anywhere I would love it if you would share the information with me.

Thanks in advance.
     
    01-24-2012, 09:04 PM
  #6
Foal
A lot of places have hidden weight limits. I once saw a place refuse to continue training a girl because she'd gained weight but she still weighed less then I do. She was just shorter so she looked bigger.

Now that I have my own horse I don't even bother asking. I look pretty balanced on my horse so people don't say anything. It's don't ask don't tell about my weight.
     
    01-24-2012, 09:07 PM
  #7
Trained
If a person has their own horse, no barn or coach is going to refuse them? No? Yes? If so, that's flat out discrimination and they could be sued.
     
    01-24-2012, 09:09 PM
  #8
Foal
Waresbear-- I've heard of it happening on grounds that training them would be animal abuse. I totally don't agree with that logic but...
     
    01-24-2012, 09:45 PM
  #9
Trained
That's ridiculous, unless the person owns a wee pony, most horses can carry a larger person without problems.
     
    01-24-2012, 09:55 PM
  #10
Yearling
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Originally Posted by waresbear    
That's ridiculous, unless the person owns a wee pony, most horses can carry a larger person without problems.
tell that to some barns for me please.. im like 250 and you should hear some of the responses I hear looking for lessons.. I have found some... but geez some people need to be smacked...lol
     

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