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  • this post is for full-figured riders only

    I just thought I would post some inspiration for full figured riders - as obviously I am - posted some pics of my homebred rising 4 year old at a bnt clinic - he was such a good boy and we had such a great time -

    www.prospectequinefarms.com/gallery.htm

    see - we can do it.

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    Thanks for being so "Brave", Bravestorm! You look great on your lovely horse!! I was thin all my life up till 53 yrs old...actually too thin. I quit smoking and I think my metabolism also changed at that same time. I really strugle with the extra weight and can't get it off again. Your position is so nice and that shows me that if you sit elegantly...you look elegant!...Not to mention effective! Thanks, I needed that! Very best of wishes to you and you beautiful young horse in your endevors!!
    "Success comes in cans, not in cannots!"

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    • #3
      Me too. I have been thin (105 lbs sopping wet) all of my life until about 6 yrs ago when I was diagnosed with diabetes. The meds are like a weight magnet and I am desperately trying to get about 25 lbs off. It has not been easy. Easy was when (5yrs ago), I gave up smoking in one day after smoking for 30+ yrs 1.5 to 2 packs/day.

      Anyway you look very nice up there and your horse is lovely. You really are an inspiration.

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      • #4
        Thank you for sharing your pictures! You both looked lovely.
        Sheilah

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        • #5
          I love your horse and the horses on your site. I ride a Perch cross.....there is just something about a big horse!
          L

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          • #6
            Originally posted by kaluha2 View Post
            Me too. I have been thin (105 lbs sopping wet) all of my life until about 6 yrs ago when I was diagnosed with diabetes. The meds are like a weight magnet and I am desperately trying to get about 25 lbs off. It has not been easy. Easy was when (5yrs ago), I gave up smoking in one day after smoking for 30+ yrs 1.5 to 2 packs/day.
            Slightly OT, but have you talked to your doctor about the meds-weight issue? My dad has type II diabetes and was having a similar problem for a while - he'd been successfully losing weight and then changed medications and just STOPPED even though nothing in his lifestyle otherwise changed, and I think they were able to adjust what he was taking somehow so that he started losing weight again. (Perhaps not as much as he had been, but no longer at a complete standstill.)

            (It may be relevant that most of his weight loss was probably more like fat loss - he didn't change his eating habits that dramatically so much as he made a point of trying to get out and exercise more in addition to his normal activity levels, because there's a lot of evidence that it's activity, not overall weight as such, that makes a difference in blood sugar. So he wasn't really counting calories - just trying to not eat horribly unhealthy stuff and make sure he was more active.)

            (Before anyone argues with me - I'm not going to get into if weight loss in and of itself is good for diabetes - but it's my understanding based on various research studies that activity level makes much more difference in the way the body functions than what you weigh - so someone who is 300 lb but increases their activity level 25% may well do much better than someone who, other things being equal, drops down to 290 via calorie counting but doesn't change activity levels at all. So if you have to focus on one thing to change, activity is clearly the one to start with. It seems to be a good 'cue' for the body to shape up and behave better in the functioning of all sorts of systems - blood pressure, blood sugar, etc.)

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            • #7
              I think you are a perfect fit with your horse and I think you look athletic and fit. I actually think your horse and you are similarly proportioned to my horse and I (see the blog link below)...except that Eragon is 15 hands and I am 5'3. I think if the pics were the same size, the proportions are almost the same.


              It's all about being athletic and fitting your horse, and whatever weight/height you are.

              Bravo. Beautiful horse/lovely work.
              2007 Welsh Cob C X TB GG Eragon
              Our training journal.
              1989-2008 French TB Shamus Fancy
              I owned him for fifteen years, but he was his own horse.

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                #8
                Thank you - and stsf - you are right - he is 17.2hh and I am 5'7 - I love his size and like that I don't feel too big or too small on him. I put this baby on the ground and it is so thrilling that we are working so well together.

                He is 1/2 swedish wb, 1/4 clyde and 1/4 hackney horse - and an awesome boy.

                Yes - I would say proportionally it would be the same too.

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                • #9
                  Love the pics! Thanks so much for sharing!
                  BTW, your horse is just lovely and so are your dogs
                  I'm good at being uncomfortable so I can't stop changing all the time -Fiona Apple, Extraordinary Machine
                  If I were your appendages, I'd hold open your eyes so you would see- Incubus

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                  • #10
                    I'm a full-figured gal myself, usually + or - 200lbs and I'm 5'5". I'm working on it though. Yes, I can ride halfway decently at this weight, and can keep up in an intense lesson just fine, but I am more effective and agile at a lower weight.

                    I don't have any up to date pictures of me riding my new horse, but he's 16.2-1/2H with good bone, and I think I look pretty good on him! He's got a nice big butt too, so at least mine doesn't look bigger than his--LOL!

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                    • #11
                      Thank you so much for your post! I was recently challenged by my daughter and sister and husband all three, about not riding. I realized I felt that I was too overweight. I am going to put on my boots and breeches, which make my butt look almost as big as my horse's, and go and ride. You are an inspiration!

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                      • #12
                        Just curious -- who was the clinician?
                        Donald Trump - proven liar, cheat, traitor and sexual predator! Hillary Clinton won in 2016, but we have all lost.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ACP View Post
                          Thank you so much for your post! I was recently challenged by my daughter and sister and husband all three, about not riding. I realized I felt that I was too overweight. I am going to put on my boots and breeches, which make my butt look almost as big as my horse's, and go and ride. You are an inspiration!
                          I think I love your family. Go them and go you.
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                          • #14
                            Thank you for posting. The pictures are very inspiring. I haven't ridden much for a number of years, primarily because of my weight. Maybe I will rethink that.
                            "The captive bolt is not a proper tool for slaughter of equids they regain consciousness 30 seconds after being struck fully aware they are being vivisected." Dr Friedlander DVM & frmr Chief USDA Insp

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                            • #15
                              I am a skinny girl. I know you said this post was only for full figured riders. BUT....you look GREAT on that horse! You both look like a perfect match.

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                              • #16
                                You both look great
                                "Ask often, demand little, reward generously"
                                " Every horse has a chocolate side"

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                                • #17
                                  Beautiful!

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                                  • #18
                                    I'm not a full figured rider, but my mother is. She doesn't ride much because she doesn't have as much nerve as she used to but tries to get out once in a while!

                                    But anyway, at a show this summer.... there was a trainer who (sorry to sound so blunt) you'd wonder how he even rides. I'd never seen him ride before...he's very large. But I was schooling and in he came on an AA jumper to school and he rode VERY WELL. Held his position, soft hands, gentle on the horse.

                                    I guess he had the skill from before and just kept up with it. Point of sharing this is that just because you have extra weight doesn't mean you shouldn't be riding!!! I think if you work at it and make sure you aren't hurting the horse (and by that I mean slamming on things or pulling the mouth), you'll be fine

                                    There's no reason to not be out there riding!!!

                                    PS OP....I think you actually look fantastic! There's something to be said about working hard, fitting clothes properly and having a good match for a horse!! You ride very well and your horse is super cute! Congrats on creating him
                                    Kelli
                                    Horse Drawings!

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                                    • #19
                                      You and your horse make a lovely team- thank you for sharing.
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                                      • #20
                                        There is a trainer that I see on multiple horses on Dreamhorse all the time who is a full figured gal. She has the most lovely, soft hands and beautiful seat and every horse she rides goes BEAUTIFULLY! They are happy, and soft, and supple, and lifting through their backs no matter what level the horse. I would buy a horse from her in a heartbeat!

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