I look forward to reading your post. :) I like your way with words and want to hear more!
I have barely touched the surface of the horse world and already I am head over heels.. after a good athletic lesson I can barely walk and yet even while cursing those sore muscles I'm already looking forward to my next day of riding. Instead of becoming overwhelmed with how much there is to know I find myself wanting to know everything and practice everything as much as possible! I look forward to your insight into how they helped you and whatnot. I know they help me! Nothing can erase anxiety better than being horseback, fully concentrating on the moment and the horse listening (or not) beneath you.