Call me Jubilee. I am an Equine Science student with the goal of becoming a horse trainer and riding instructor, hopefully in the discipline of Dressage. I have been riding horses for ten years now but I am new to Dressage. I have mostly ridden Western in the past but Dressage is my passion and is what I am chasing after right now. I have benefited from horse forums in the past when I got my first horse a few years ago, I love the community and support. I stumbled across this site and am excited about joining.
I will be beginning an intense Dressage internship in February where I will be learning to ride and train Dressage under a FEI Grand Prix instructor. I am extremely excited but also scared out of my mind! I have never done anything like this before but I know I am going to learn so much. It's going to be great. They also breed American Warmbloods so I will get some experience working with babies (expect lots of pictures when the time comes ).
The only problem I have at the moment is that I am recovering from a broken elbow (yes, the injury was horse related ). The healing processes is going great but it has put me out of riding commission for a couple months now. I'm afraid I'm going to be a little rusty when I get back in the saddle. My doctor won't let me ride until February .
I currently do not have my own horse. I just recently had to sell my first horse, Vega. I miss him but it was best for both of us. He is now in a home that is better able to work with his special needs. He still needs a lot of training under saddle and with my broken arm I'm not able to give him the training he needs right now. It was not fair to him.
Even though I am not aloud to ride again yet, I am thankfully still allowed to work with horses on the ground. I will soon begin working to ground train a horse that belongs to a colleague of my parents. The horse is a 4 year old Arabian/Percheron cross named Pride. He has pretty much been a pasture pet his whole life and has never had any formal training. I am really looking forward to working with him and hopefully help him to live a more productive life. I will be going out to see him for the first time either Wednesday or Thursday. I will let you guys know how it goes.
I am extremely excited about everything that is happening in my life. I am looking forward to sharing in this community with all of you guys.