Hey Chelz, I think we may be twins
I'm the uber ripe age of 26 and starting showing this year, also. I had a rough experience a while ago and didn't get near horses for several years, which seemed to make the anxiety fester. Took time away from pretty much everything last year to have my baby, but I've deemed this year to be "my year" to pull my big girl pants up, get into weekly lessons and finally show. Western for me, too, and focused on showmanship and halter. Reassuring to stumble upon this thread!!