I`m so thankful that I found this thread.
As a kid I always loved horses, but my mother had (well, she still has of course) servere allergies, so I never rode.
When I was grown up, life had gotten in the way, and I had "forgotten" (read: repressed) my dream of horses.
Until my daughter (she was 7 then) came home from a stable where a friends mother has a beautiful horse and declared that " Now I AM gonna start riding, stop stalling.." (She had talked a bit about it earlier, but I must admit I stalled, both because of my ME and because she never had been around a horse before, so I didn't take it seriously.)
Well, we found a 3 star riding school, and started with drop-in lessons at first. She loved it! So she started real lessons, and still went for the drop-in lessons as well..
Those days were the highlights of my week. I totally fell in love with the pony she rode. (He really are amazing. so gentle with her)
After a while I really really wanted to ride too, but because of my ME I have gained a lot of weight, and even worse, do not have a lot of muscles or a good balanse.
I was absolutely sure I would severely hurt a horse if I sat on it. So I started searching for plus sized riders, and found you.
I have been reading a lot here, building up my hope, and promised myself that if I lost a little weight, I would try to ride.
Now I have been on 4 drop-in lessons (with the kids, yeah I feel a bit stupid, but it`s my only option) and I absolutely love it!
And the fjord I`ve been riding is an absolute angel. (well, an really opinionated one for sure, but still really nice , and with a heart of gold)
Now I am hoping they will start beginner course for grown-ups at the riding school in August, if they do, I`m in!
(sorry about my less than stellar English, English is not my language)