Right on! Best times are about to happen for you. My husband has taken up riding again, we go to lessons together & trail ride. Instructor is trying to get to him show, maybe next year (he rides english). It's blast, let us know how you two make out.
My husband & I grew up together in the same neighborhood, we lived on our horses as kids, he delivered newspapers, bareback, on his Icelandic pony. Then he turned 16 & was into cars & motorcycles. He would occassionally trailride with the kids & I through the years, and took a few English riding lessons when we had another instructor, for exercise he said. Then he was watching a tv show called the Doctors. They listed horseback riding as an activity that prevents osteoporisis, arthritis, etc., in other words, preserves vitality in an aging population. He's hooked. I started with a new instructor/coach as I show quite a bit, he came along & she is so fanastic in her instruction, he is super hooked.