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Weight Loss Journey

A renewed focus on health and fitness can help your riding in numerous ways.
SIAM PUKKATO/SHUTTERSTOCK

Over a decade ago I was 50 pounds overweight. I was uncomfortable in all of my clothes, much less a fitted pair of riding breeches. When necessary, I found myself frustratingly unable to mount from the ground. Finally, a perfect storm of obstacles resulted in the decision to begin my weight loss journey.

Even then, it wasn’t easy. Diet and exercise, on their own, weren’t enough. It took eight months to reach my desired weight and a serious commitment to keep it off. All the while, I knew that I was improving myself, but was I also helping my horse?

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