I love horses, but in the past riding has been more stress than pleasure for me, so I have been thinking seriously about adopting a companion only/non-rideable horse (because the rescues are overflowing with these poor guys) and doing local showmanship classes. I'm wondering if this is common or is it basically that everyone that does showmanship and/or halter also rides and competes in riding classes as well?
What types of classes will I be able to participate in as a young adult novice? I've never done any type of showing but have always wanted to; found an excellent showmanship instructor that I am going to begin weekly lessons with. Intimidated but excited to get back into the horse world! Just want to be prepared if people are constantly going to ask me why I never ride