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!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Short Term Sacrifice For Long Term Gain

Artwork credit to A Little Horse Sense

I posted the announcement on my personal Facebook but I haven't released it on the fan page - I recently made a tough decision. My boyfriend and I have been crunching numbers and working a budget in order to venture into home ownership, marriage, and making a family in the next couple of years, and we saw an opportunity to save a little more beyond what we are saving currently. At the end of this month, Bronwyn will be leaving the boarding barn we have been staying at and moving back home to my parents' farm. I have assumed a new role at my day job which gives me longer stretches of time off so I suspect I will see her roughly the same amount that I see her now (about twice a week).

Sure, it will be inconvenient having her so much farther away, no indoor arena to work in, no on-site instructor or supportive barn family - but at the end of the day, this will bring her much, much closer (as in our own backyard!) in a much shorter amount of time. It will pinch for a while, but then it will be such a sigh of relief.

If I really think about it - keeping Bronwyn and Rex at a boarding stable or at my parents' place 45 minutes away is acceptable, but my dream is to have them in my backyard, see them every day, do the work involved for them myself, and that is where I want to be for many years to come - so if I have to make a bit of a sacrifice for the next couple of years in order to get where I want to be in the long term... I guess it is a sacrifice I will have to make.  Overall, I think the next couple of years will be a new adventure, of another sort - I am in a much different place in MY life now than I was when I moved her to the boarding barn back in June, and my boyfriend and I are also in a much different place together, and it's very exciting. I can't wait to share it with you all. :) Thanks for sticking with me.


  1. You're lucky to have your parents so close with space for horses. Sounds like a good decision for your long term goal!

  2. Good for you! We boarded until we could get our own place, and we love having our horses at home.

  3. Horses are all about sacrifices really aren't they?
    Lucky you having your parents place to go "home" to :)
    Parents are great!
    Hope all works out with the plans!

  4. It must be a great stress relief knowing that you have options when it comes to your horses. Yes, short term sacrifice, but it will be better in the end.

  5. Oh that's hard! But yeah someday it will all gonna make sense.