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!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Friday Favourites: Spanish Norman Horses

I don't think it's any secret that I am drawn to the "war horse" archetype when it comes to horses - I mean... look at mine!

I have also always been a fan of the Baroque breeds, with Andalusians topping the list. You can see where this is going, right?

If money were no issue, I would have a barn full of these:

(okay, so I can't imbed the image, but follow the link below to see the gallery)

(You can see the full gallery here. Get a tissue ready for drool wiping!)

Seriously. If any of you loyal readers out there ever win the lottery, think of me. :)


  1. Hi Amanda

    I, too, love the Spanish Normans. I have one who is by my Andalusian stallion. As a large rider I wanted a bigger horse. I love them too!
    You can listen to a couple of interviews I did with Allan Hamid, the founder of the Spanish Norman registry, at www.TheWowFactorRadio.com And then go to the link to past shows.
    Thanks for your terrific blog!
    Warmly, Kris Garrett
    Parker, Colorado

  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy17y9THgDo
    Here's my Spanish Norman filly, last year when she was just ten days old. Her mama is back this week to be bred to our senior Andalusian stallion, TemerarioVII