I am wondering if anyone has info about riding in college. I am currently a sophomore in high school and would love to ride in college. I have been riding for around 9 years, and am currently jumping 18". I should be jumping 2 feet comfortably by the summer. I would be jumping higher but pre-jumping class that you need to start jumping lessons was always on weeknights which didn't work for my schedule for about 8 months. I ride at a small lesson barn, its county funded, and to the outside eye it might not be the best barn. My mom has offered to allow me to switch to a private schooling barn, but I love my motley crew way to much. I have a very strong seat, and strong equitation. I have had the opportunity to ride probably 50 different horses over the years. As I have gotten older I have stuck with one horse for a couple of months and helped teach and train them. I have worked with OTTB, unschooled Arabians, and lesson horses who need a little bit of cleaning up in the manners department. I am a very confident and gutsy rider, but I know when to not to push hard. My manager told me that I have a gift with horses, and that I have that "horsey" sense, but that Is something kind of hard to advertise until you see me ride. I don't just ride the horse, I ride and teach at the same time, I react instead of allowing, and know just how to behave around a certain temper. She also said that I have an eye for takeoffs for jumps, and working in unison with the horse.
I know I don't have the circuit experiences that some girls have, but I think the fact that I have worked around plenty of different horses, and am willing to get on a horse and ride like I have known them my whole life.
Here is a link of a critique picture of mine, I do have a scoliosis, just an FYI
I would love any feedback and any info on riding in college