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  1. Plus Sized Riders
    Hello all! I'm wondering what lightweight western saddles you all have had success with! Preferably in the lower price range ( I know you get what you pay for, but for now, I don't have much to spend!). Any certain brands you have had luck with? :-o How are Abettas? I was also looking at the new...
  2. Plus Sized Riders
    I am so excited that I have to share with you lovely ladies!! A few of you know my backstory: essentially I gained 70 pounds over the past five years due to depression and especially antidepressants that made me eat voraciously. I honest-to-God had no clue I was doing it until the day after...
  3. Rider Wellness
    Hi guys, Everything is so green here for once! The temperatures are just right for horseback riding and doing things outdoors. My horses' pasture is down right *lush* (you can see pics in the Pictures Forum), and it is the first time in about three years that summer hasn't been dry and...
  4. Plus Sized Riders
    Hi ladies and gents, I have really been worried lately about the effects of my weight on my 5 year old SSH gelding. He's 14.3 hands, probably about 1000 pounds, and is very narrow. I keep mulling over the 20% of a horse's body weight "rule of thumb" because over the winter I gained 20 pounds...
  5. Plus Sized Riders
    Hello All!:-) After finding this section of HF, I have become very inspired, and absolutely love you all! Being a heavier rider poses it's challenges, both of the physical and mental kind, but seeing other people in the same boat helps me keep my sanity as well as let me be proud of who I am...
  6. Plus Sized Riders
    I really just want to cry. I went to Greenhawk(Canadian tack store) today, and the lady said my calves don't look that big. So I tried to find some half chaps. NONE of them fit. The ariats were the closes to fitting. But still need another couple inches on them. Right now I'm stuck with a...
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