I'm a big girl too, and I find that being a plus size rider around where I live is hard. So much, that it put me off riding out. People can be really cruel, and it upset me.
I just happily ride past, down the canal, and every now and then, you come to a bridge or a Lock, and sometimes there are groups of kids sat there. You don't even look at them, or say anything, and they automatically start calling you a "Fat B***h" or say stuff like "That poor horse! You're crushing it!". I'm not even that big!
Anyway, the last time I hacked out alone, I was attacked by 5 or 6 teenagers who were bunking off school, and were sat on the bridge up by where I keep my other horses. And they started shouting abuse at me, and then started chucking bricks at me and Luca. I galloped home, and got my brother and he went and sorted them out, they denied it all, but he knew it was true because they were pretty much backing away and eventually ran. (My brother is into body building, so he's muscley and quite scary, haha)
I would have charged at them, but they were on a bridge, so no chance of that.
But I find it horrible, which is why I'm on a Ketosis diet to get some of the weight off. I want to go out riding without people calling me names or putting me and my horses in danger.
And haha Joe4d, Robin Hood - Men In Tights XD Awesome film. Men in Tights Song - YouTube
Anyway, I've found this year, that I've seen more and more plus sized riders, and it just goes to show there are alot of us.