Hi I'm pretty new to the horse forum. I'm 19 and will be 20 in September so I hope it's okay if I join :)
I started barrel racing lessons when I was 8 in MS. After a few months we moved to TN and I was never able to start up with horses again until I met my husband when I was 16. His sister had horses and invited me out to ride with her. That 1 hour ride out in a pasture was it, I had to have my own and start riding again so I jumped the gun and got my own horse. A very green, rescued, thoroughbred cross. Probably not my best idea, but we learned together and with in a 2 months we were at local horse shows pulling in blue ribbons!
Last year at the age of 18 I got married to my high school sweet-heart who joined the Air Force. Right after our wedding we made the trip to Albuquerque, NM where we currently live. My first horse is still in TN being ridden by my little sister who recently took up horses. So for now I am riding and training with a local dressage coach and will be looking at a reining prospect this weekend!