I started riding when I was four, and eventually stopped for what I thought would be a short period, but my mom wouldn't let me begin again. Graduated high school and college, and recently my wonderful partner has been willing to pay for riding lessons for me! I've been riding again since February or March, and LOVE it.
I've always wanted to show... and I'm NOWHERE NEAR ready to do that yet, but, well... it is a dream.
I guess I want to know from you guys if/how you've made that possible? I know the money is going to be an issue. I've shown dogs in the AKC for years, but don't know a lot about horse shows/how they work. I assume I'll need to either be owning or leasing a horse? And how do you guys make transportation affordable? What might be a good way to start working towards this goal? I feel like I'm so behind... everyone I know who shows has been doing so since they were young children. I'm 23 now... am I starting too late? What else should I know?
I know this dream is a LOOOONG way off, but there really isn't any way to make it happen if I don't figure out the steps between now and my goal...