Talk about a work out for legs and core: ride without a saddle! My instructor let me do it on a particular horse every once in a while.. on the canter, she felt as comfortable as a rocking chair without a saddle! Clothing: I have a few years experience now with online shopping for clothes. I have found that I need to be honest with myself and my size and that it depends on the brand too. But usually in the small to medium range fits. After ds1 was born, DH was itching to see me in some "nice clothes" again. So he went online and ordered 2 dresses. He knows my style and what looks good on me, so that's why I let him get away with that stuff (I will full on admit that I know nothing of fashion, jeans and t-shirt suits me!) When the dresses arrived, the poor guy had ordered XL!! He thought that post pregnancy I may need a larger size even though he saw the pounds fly off me with nursing... I laughed so hard...I could have worn a sack and looked better.