Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
• Horses: 0
yeah that video really p*$$3D me off.. she also said that she likes to see her horse with deep spur marks in its side.. so I kinda went a lil crazy when I went off on her... I blocked right after I did too....lol
Anyways.. about me as a rider..
I am 27 years old.. been riding since I was about 4 when me and my mom got our pony Ruby.. mom still has her living in washington state.. Ruby is 13.2 and is 24 years old.. she's a forever girl...
Since I've owned Ruby since ... FOREVER, I've learned alot about riding and even been told im a much better and more patient rider than my mother, who has taught me my knowlegde about horses, but not how to ride which most of was self taught, with a few sparatic lessons here and there.. im really good at watching and listening to other when it comes to horses or riding and just apply it to what I am doing on my horse atm... plus ALOT OF youtube :P
But heres a lil info on my rollercoaster..i am 5'2 on a good day and all my life I've been considered a thicker (not fat or plus sized) kinda girl.. till I was about 23 I weighed about 200 pounds after I had my second daughter... and then I lost a lil weight and weighed about 160ish... then I got preg and weighed about 180ish... shortly after I left my husband (ex husband now thank god!) and lost ALOT of weight.. I was down to about 135 in a size 7!!! (omg!!) iwas sooooooo happy.. then last year I moved to virginia and I gained it all back :( im currently about 180-185.. (depends on the week) and I am very selfconscience about it when ppl are around, but everyone at my barn is super supportive.. and my horse Gemini is an amazingly patient boy, when im trying to heave my big butt onto him from a fence or stool... I've currently started riding him with just a leadrope around his neck, and have taught him to neck rein in just a matter of two days!!! Im very proud of my boy and myself :)
And I also want to say that im sooooo happy that I've found these forums because like alot of you know, non plus sized ppl "can" be a lil judgemental when it comes to a bigger rider.. I've said this before in another thread but about a week ago I was pretty much put down on yahoo answers for asking a question about how to look a lil less poofy while sitting on horse back, and the most common response was that I as an inconsiderate horse person to be making my horse have to carry my fat body around, and they made me feel like I was pretty much worthless for letting myself get this way.. but things are hard when you up and move across the country to live away from the state that you lived ur whole life.... no ones perfect, but I just wanna enjoy myself for who I am, and I will work on my weight when the time is right... (like now :P )
But sorry for the long response... :)