Do we have a thread for overweight riders here? If so could someone share the link because I couldn’t find one. If not, would anyone else be interested in having one? I’m thinking of a general, shame-free place for advice, conversation, questions, support…whatever anyone wants to ask or share.
With some caveats / stipulations in place in advance to prevent any rabbit holes from opening up:
- We stipulate that we are aware being overweight increases certain health risks. Please don’t post here just to suggest that any of us should “just lose weight.” If people ask for weight loss advice or suggestions, then suggest away.
- We stipulate that everyone should be riding horses that are appropriate for their size and skill level, and working them in an appropriate way. If you believe that “nobody over 200lbs has any business on any horse,” or that “fat people should just stay home until they lose weight” (both things that have been said to me on COTH) please refrain from sharing those beliefs here. Please. It’s hard enough to get through the day without hearing that kind of stuff in what is supposed to be a supportive group of like-minded horse lovers.
My #1 question right now is who else besides Smartpak makes a variety of cute and stylish breeches in plus sizes? The Buckwild patterns are a bit bold for my taste, although I appreciate their inclusive sizing. I LOVE so many of the Horze brand styles and colours, especially the high waisted models, but they don’t seem to have anything bigger than a 32, and only a 28 in some styles?
Kerrits are always my go-to because they fit and are affordable, but they definitely rank low in the cute
department. Pipers win there but have such an odd fit, even the higher rise ones, and it’s a bit demoralizing to have to size up 2 or even 3 sizes