I have saddle bags. And not the kind that carry your lunch. These are the kind a few over-indulgent lunches become.
I will turn 30 in the Year of the Horse. I am determined to lose (and not find) ten pounds. I believe it will improve my riding.
Studies estimate that horses can carry from 15-20% of their weight without compromising performance or health. While I am well below that range for my mare (she is a big girl), I know that shedding a few pounds will lessen the strain on her muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints.
When I reach my goal weight, I plan to buy a beautiful pair of full-seat show breeches as a reward. I don’t know yet which to choose. Help me stay motivated. Let me know what pair you covet (and why) in the comments below!