Want to start riding again
Hi! I'm new here. My story is kind of long and I tend to go on and on so I will try to make this as short as I can.
I started riding when I was 10 and it was a dream come true for me. I loved it so much. I had wanted to make a life out of my love for horses and riding.
When I was 14 I started having some problems, and by the time I was 17 it had gotten so bad that I had to stop riding. I ended up not really thinking about horses or riding for the 3 years that followed so I never realized how much I missed it until recently.
Now I'm trying to re-learn all the stuff I've forgotten and get back into learning new things. Horses are the one thing I've ever had a passion for, I like other stuff but never really cared to learn more than I already know. But with horses it's so different. I find myself on here for hours reading all the posts and learning all I can.
Now for my problem. I want so badly to start riding again but I have no idea how to go about doing it. I can't afford lessons so I had been trying to find a job at a stable, where I could maybe work in exchange for lessons, or maybe someplace that has horses that need to be ridden. I hopefully will have a job soon so I wouldn't mind working at a barn and not getting paid as long as I can ride. But the problem is finding a place. I have been searching the internet with no luck so far, but I keep hoping something will pop up. Any suggestions as to where I should search? Any other advice? Thanks!