Better late than never.
I'm new here, but what brought me here was being an overweight rider looking for information. I found AfatgirlAfathorse on youtube -I believe she's a member here too-, which led to me googling 'plus size horse rider' which led me here!
I've tried to lose weight several times over the years, but in the end the lure of steak and cheese cake won over any motivators I ever had.
But now I know the problem. Boys and new clothes are not worth the effort.
But a horse is.
At the barn where I ride, there's a TWH mare called Shade Tree. I'm utterly smitten with her and as long as my time's free, it's spent with her, just sitting and talking.
I really really love her.
Problem is, I'm massive and she's not. Lol. She could actually stand to gain some weight and muscle.
I will not ride her until I lose weight. I can't. I won't. I tried, and we were both immediately uncomfortable. Ride lasted 45 seconds.
So, I've decided that I ever want to ride her, I need to be the right size for it. I don't know how much I currently weigh but I know it's too much, well over 200. So, tomorrow I'm going to start off on this long, aggravating road that will hopefully get me somewhere I really wish to be with this animal.
I think this photo really shows how long her back and legs are. Seriously super model legs. I don't think it's fair or safe for me to ride her right now.