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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!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Bits n Bobs

Well, the month of July has been an excellent one! It did kind of sneak past me in a big hurry, and before I knew it, it's been a month since I wrote an entry. I am going to TRY to be more diligent (I know, I've said this before), but I suspect most of my readership is out enjoying their ponies and the gorgeous weather just the same as I am.

Bronwyn has been doing SO WELL. Originally, when I moved her into town, I had thought to bring her for a two month minimum trial - my boyfriend and I have discussed it and agree that it is good for all involved for her to stay for as long as I can afford it, so she is a permanent-until-further-notice resident as far as we all are concerned. We love our barn and I THINK our BO loves us (well, at least he didn't run away screaming when I came to pay him August's board!).

I have been getting a lot of work done with Bronwyn and I think she is starting to fit up a little bit and lose some weight. She is now able to sustain a canter on the longe line which she couldn't do before - and she can also sustain it under saddle (yippee!!!). I will share the progress pictures once I get home to my camera where they are stuck.

Unfortunately, during one of those canter sessions on Sunday, I tweaked my back (as I have been lamenting on the Facebook page) and was not able to ride yesterday, and don't anticipate being able to take a lesson, if I ride at all, tomorrow. Better safe than sorry, I guess - though I was mighty tempted to sit on Bronwyn while grazing her last night, but figured I would never live it down if I managed to fall off and further injure my back.

It's kind of disappointing, too, because I am two weeks into a trial on a pair of Fuller Fillies show boots, and I just want to wear them all the time. There will be a full review (and possibly something more!) of them on the blog within a couple of weeks, so stay tuned.

(Spoiler: I LOVE THEM!)

I am considering the possibility of hitting a show at the end of the month but that all depends on how soon I can get back in the saddle and a variety of other things, including my very busy non-horse-related schedule.

Earlier last week, someone on the Facebook page told me that my story smacked of "self-indulgence". I guess it is true that I indulged myself by not waiting until all of the stars are aligned to live my life. How dare I try to live a life as a fat girl, without waiting until I lost weight and "looked right" to enjoy the things I love the most! At the end of the day, I told this person, I hold myself accountable, and am accountable to my horse, who joyfully shoves her head into the bridle (often faster than I can get it rigged up to put on her face) everytime we tack up to go for a ride, and greets me with this happy face when I round the door of the tack room with gear in hand:

3 comments:

  1. I was wondering how Fuller Fillies boots fit. I have custom Konigs I ride dressage in (I got them secondhand) but they are so stiff I can't get my heels down enough to jump in them so I need some field boots.

    I do wish Fuller Fillies riding clothes weren't so pricey. :op

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  2. If your self indulgent.... then I say keep on indulging girl!!! :)

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  3. Unbelievable what some people feel they have to comment on. I agree with the comment above; if this writing and photos are self indulgent, Brava,
    well done, keep on going!!

    And hey, if it is not the kind of self indulgence that is hurtful to anyone; what the heck is wrong with self indulgence?

    I think the comment "smacked" of jealousy.

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