Yes, I balance my meals so that I don't gain weight. I think of the horse's back... Must be tough to carry a heavy rider if it isn't the right build. Since I only ride light horses (especially OTTBs and Camargue horses at the moment) I try to be the most comfortable for them. I also work out to stay fit and keep my legs strong for horse-riding.
Luckily i can binge and eat all I want and not put on weight. BUT once I started working as a groom and rider at a grand prix dressage yard I had to look for food that was going to give me sustainable energy with high calories but low low sugar otherwise I would burn out before lunch. Also drink heaps of water, not fizzy or energy drinks. When staying at a 3+ day competition though, try and plan good healthy dinners but during the day eat what you feel when you feel, even if it's Maccas on the drive home haha!
Ahhaha I love this, but I feel like if I’m know I have a lot of showing that year I’ll eat little healthier than usually and workout a lot more, but if I just have a few shows/ off for a season I’ll just eat healthy but not too strict on it.