Hello from Kentucky!
Hello, I'm Heather and I currently reside in Eastern Kentucky for the past 4 years. Before that(the first 25 years of my life) I lived in North eastern NY-the Saratoga region. I currently have 2 of my own horses and one foster that I'm working to find a home for. I am an English convert and I've only had a 'lesson' from a college buddy and very dear friend of mine English when I was a die-hard western rider(She finally got me converted!). My first horse was a rescue mare, Jasmine. 14.3 hand bay arab mare that was completely blind when I had to put her down at 29 years old, I had a couple of other horses with her to try and be her seeing eye companion: Abby a paint mare, Bo a mini gelding(if I randomly start talking about them, you know where they're coming from) There's my solid Appaloosa gelding, Phoenix(Red name: Darn Impressive) who is currently 30 years old and he's nearing his time but he keeps my current love, Heidi, company. Heidi is my current mare, a 6 year old Spotted draft rescue mare. She was born at the rescue and she's got enough story behind her to the point of when I bought her. She's the reason I converted really. She's almost as wide as she is tall, probably better suited to harness but we are riding English, eventually I want to get into dressage. We're looking to moving to a boarding barn this fall- a super new adventure for me as I've always taken care of my own.
My foster mare is a little plucky red mare(QH-15 hands) that's 20 and looking for a comfortable place to retire as she's had a hard year and still healing from her last run in with some bad geldings. She's been with me for about a month now and is healing just fine but needs a human to call her own, my mare, Heidi is a very jealous mare.
I'm 29 years old, a plus sized rider but I do take care that I do not hurt any of my horses when I ride, I'm working my weight off and down.
Here's a picture of me and Heidi
Welcome to the forum, beautiful horse!!
Wow! she really is a tank@! are your knees sore after riding her? from being pushed out so far to each side?
Surprisingly it doesn't hurt my knees or legs at all, but I've been off and on riding her for little over a year now. I do have a VERY hard time adjusting to something smaller though! If I haven't ridden for a couple months(like when I had surgery, I wasn't allowed to ride for at least 8 weeks afterwards and weather not conducive to ride 3 weeks prior and 2 weeks after), it stretched a little on my legs, but never really hurt. I had ridden drafts and draft crosses before her- though not as wide they stretched my legs out.
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