Yes, I am very pessimistic, lol.
Hey there. I come from an area of Minnesota I like to call Horse He-.... Well, you get it. I won't share everything now, but it'll all come out bit by bit as you get to know me.
I am 19. I am engaged to an older guy who is a farrier specializing in natural-balance hoofcare. We have 5 rescued horses; Tahlula, Kidd, Roxy, Clairabelle, and Quincy. None of them are very well-trained. The only one capable of accomplishing anything notable is Quincy.
I have Asperger's syndrome, among other things... If you are wondering why I posted something strange, please understand that I can't always help it. My brain is physically different from other peoples'. It is not something that can be trained away, it is my actual, physical, genetic make-up. I try hard, but that doesn't always produce perfect results.
I am a stablehand and a coach for a NARHA stables; we give riding lessons to people with mental and physical disabilites, including children.
I have been receiving riding instruction from the stable where I work for 3 years. Here is EVERYTHING I have learned, all in a few short lines:
Kick the horse to make it walk.
Kick harder to go faster.
Pull the right rein to go right.
Pull the left rein to go left.
Pull both reins to stop.
Pull harder to back up.
I've contacted every other stable in the area (and a few outside the area) and none of them can offer me any instruction beyond this, so I spend alot of my time with my nose glued to riding books, or I go hours at a time without blinking whilst watching RFD. I wish I could learn dressage, but evidently I am the only human being within a 100-mile radious interested in dressage, because the dominant influences here are western pleasure and barrel racing... Two things I am not particularily fond of.
I look forward to meeting everyone.