... is in less than 12 hours! I'm really excited and nervous, I have no idea what to expect. My instructor is my barn owner, so we already know each other pretty well. When I told her that I wanted to start at kindergarten level and go from there, she laughed, but I am so serious! I was never taught anything by a trainer, I was put on a horse when I was 6 years old and I have been haphazardly plodding around ever since.
I don't know how far I want to go with this, but my goals for now are to learn the correct way to do things, to refine my skills, and to become a better rider. My horse has done dressage in the past, so it will also be nice to bridge that gap. My instructor, and quite a few other riders at my barn, show all the time. They even host shows at our barn once a month. Maybe if I pick up on things, I might enter. I've already been encouraged to do so. I guess it really depends on how well I can train my inner cowgirl to sit up straight and post without looking like a loosely drawn sack of potatoes!
Wish me luck! And as always, any advice and encouragement would be greatly appreciated!