Hi! My name is Kristi and I'm 20. I've been taking lessons for about about 5 months. I used to ride when I was in Junior high, and due to my low self esteem and jr. High boys who made fun of how much I loved horses, I stopped riding after I realized I didn't like my old instructor (RUDE AND STUCK UP!).
I tried finding a new place to ride but none seemed to care about having me as a student. So, 8 years later, I finally have my own job (I pay for my own lessons) and I found a place I love and I've been riding for fun since I always wanted to get "back in the saddle again". In the back of my mind however, I have been wanting to try competing. I'm obviously a beginner but I want to try. I'm not sure if my trainers take me seriously though since I'm older. This place is also a huge facility with a lot of students and about 30 horses. I need tips and suggestions and to know if its even possible for me to start competing at my age. I also plan on leasing a horse soon for a month. Thank you! :)