2015-12-15: Hi! You're probably here because you did a Google search for 'plus sized horseback riders' or you saw my content quoted elsewhere. There are a couple of things I'd like you to know.

I am still here! But I am living away from my horses and not riding often. I could tell you a lie and say that I am, but I have always endeavored to give you the truth here. As a result, I'm not feeling terribly motivated to write blog posts and I feel out of touch with the community.

I'd love for you to stay a while and look back through the archives. Visit the links listed below. We still have an active forum community and I post on the Facebook page from time to time.

I have tentative plans to try to get more involved in the horse world in 2016, and I will absolutely share whatever that adventure becomes with you, so keep checking back!

Monday, July 5, 2010


Yep, I am one!

I had the farrier out yesterday, which is always a treat. He is so patient and good with the horses - they are straighter with healthier looking feet than they have had in a long time, and Bronwyn LOVES him so it's a big bonus.

However, Ari is worrying me. She felt a little off when I rode her last week... but he didn't see anything when he got into her feet, and the hoof testers didn't turn anything up. No heat, no swelling, no visible or palpable bruising. I don't have a lot of experience with them but I think this might be an abcess working its way out?

What a pain in the butt - right when I have gotten up the courage to ride her and am so looking forward to riding her more, we're looking at time off! I am going to soak her and try to draw it out - if nothing comes out, I'm definitely going to go to the vet to pursue it further, because now I won't be satisfied with just having a pasture puff, now that I know how much fun she is!

1 comment:

  1. Amanda, Thank you for creating this site. I recently went for a riding lesson and the trainer told me to come back in 6 months when I am in better shape. I am 5'5" 207lbs. Your tenacity to live has inspired me to keep going and find another trainer. For many years I have put off great activities because I feel fat.

    Keep up the great writing you remind me of the author Jennifer Weiner. I will check back often to see how you are doing. K-