I've been a member for a while but come off and on, but now I would love to be more committed to this forum, it is wonderful! So much information which is great when you are a person has a lot of questions ;)
I have a five and half year old mare named Ava that I adopted three years ago and have been doing all of her training since. When I got her I had almost no experience but wanted to learn and ended up winning our county fair's Grand Champion showman two years in a row! (only times we competed too!). But we've slowed down now and just enjoy being together and building our bond. We usually ride bareback- with lots of padding and ride bitless as well.
Anyways, just thought I'd let you know a little about my mare and I and I hope we get to know everyone here as well, thanks! And happy almost holidays :)