I have never been able to own my own horse due to a few reasons like parents, money, space ect. I have only been able to show in IEA (Interscholastic Equestrian Assoc.) I have done very well in it and I have become a point rider for my team now. I am by no means a bad rider. I have had a lot of differnt styles of riding drilled into me by many trainers which has made me pretty good rider.
I have been asking for my parents to get me a horse and if they could cover the boarding expense somewhere, and they just wont. I have tried asking the local barn owner if I could work off a board or just work at her barn for more experince..it was also a no. I am very thankful for just being able to ride in the IEA but I feel like I'm going in circles..not progressing.
I do dream about making it to the olympics (who doesn't lol) and anytime anything comes up about me getting a horse or progressing in my riding the idea just gets shot down, or Im told you need a plan "B". I really have no idea how im supposed to progress at all. Any ideas/help please. Im starting to feel like riding is just a joke.