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!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

The Reason Why I Can't Ride This Summer...

I had big plans for this summer, I really did. I even thought about paying for some clinics back in January so I wouldn't be able to back out on them! I bought my NBEA membership so I would have insurance and be able to qualify for local horse events. And then at the end of January...something happened.
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I know lots of women ride when they are pregnant. In fact, the running joke is my own mother stopped just long enough to give birth to me and I was practically born on horseback. But because both Bronwyn and I are out of shape and haven't ridden much in the last couple of years, I've made the decision not to ride during this pregnancy. I love her and I trust her but she jumps out from under me just too often. Soooo...anyone wanna come ride her for me this summer? LOL


  1. We knew it was coming, yea!
    Happy for you and can't blame you. You can still work with her and keep that bond.

  2. Congratulations!! :) I'm sure you'll have your little one out in the barn for her first ride in no time at all.

    And think of it this way- now an excuse to shop for a suitable pony!

  3. Congratulations!!! Lots of fun things you can do on the ground instead. :)

  4. I'm still in that same conundrum! My solution for this pregnancy was to go out on hikes with my mare! We got trail exposure and exercise and bonding!

    I've done a lot of groundwork! It can be a good thing to step back and work on basics and handling when you can't ride.

    But I'll be honest, I cheated here and there. I couldn't stay out of the saddle!

  5. Congrats!! That's so exciting! I think I'm just a month ahead of you, and I gotta say, even if you WANTED to keep riding, it does get harder and harder. Nothing like coming back to it once you're ready :) Best part about ponies is they're always eager to just spend a summer eating :)

  6. OMG!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!! What a wonderful year you have had, & it's about to be even better!

  7. I'm so late to the party but huge congrats girl! I am so delighted for you ☺☺☺☺