I've been lurking around the boards but I have a question for you cool cats. I've been riding for over eight years and I am thinking about pursuing it professionally. However, I live in the North East and there are few, if any 'acclaimed' programs for Western riders like myself. I do jump, and I'm going to start taking lessons. I am a fast learner and from past lessons and such know how to count strides, take off, etc.
Does this sound like a good idea? I would LOVE to ride professionally, but is it too late for that? Am I switching disciplines too late to apply to college?
Any input would be great. I'm riding Sunday and will post some pics of me jumping. Maybe you can judge what I need to work on?