I've had the horse bug ALL my life and as a kid/teenager I did Dressage. Even back then I was the chubbiest kid at the barn! But now I am 26 and I want to get back into riding so bad It's ALL I can think about. Last summer I was 210lbs (I am a shortie.. 5ft) and I told myself if I lost the weight I would start up lessons again. Well, I've gotten down to 169llbs and I am still too self conscious. I keep inquiring about getting lessons but I don't go through with it :(
My biggest fear is just to have someone tell me I am too fat for their lesson horse! I know most lesson horses are geared towards kids and I am a fat adult.
I decided my goal is to lose another 10lbs and then proceed with lessons.. But I've been stuck at the same weight for 2 months and it's getting me down!
Anyone else deal with this?? I applaud those that have done it anyway. I am just so thinned skinned and self conscious :(