I m from Athens, Greece (so, appologies for spelling and language problems) and I m 27. I m riding since 7, so it's 20 years on saddle ^_^
I don't own a horse, but for the last 10 years I ride and compete with horses of other owners, either friends or sponsors. Although I d love to have my own, I m recognizing that by riding so many different horses, trainig and competing, I v learned a lot.
For a year, I was working at a riding school, but the place I finally chose was on sadlle and not on the ground.
I love showjumping and since last year, I v started some dressage competing. XC is not quite common in my country, so if I have the chance, I try it by myself or friends, but nothing of big deal.
This year, I m re-training and riding a horse with quite bad temper (kicks and rears) that was off the saddle for almost a year, because of a problem on the right front leg and of his character. Because my trainer retired and I m training him by myself and I have nobody checking me, (depressing empty riding area) I ll need a lot of "riding critique" and training tips from anyone available :)
I m keeping a diary on my blog of the training that I do with Nero, but since it's all in Greek, I wouldn't suggest it to anyone ^_^
I m happy to find you, I think is a very usefull site and hopefully,i ll make new friends all over the world.