Hi there! I'm kinda new to this forum but I hadn't gotten around to introducing myself until tonight...(its 8:30pm here)
I'm Siobhan and I live in NSW, Australia. I'm 20 years old and I've NEVER owned a horse....*sigh*
I'm studying zoology at university and hope in the future (eventually) to work with Big Cats at Australia's leading zoos.
I've been riding at the ONLY school in the NSW/VIC region where owning a horse is NOT a requirement! :roll:
I have always had relatives that have owned horses and I've been on a trail ride or two in my youth, but I've only been riding competitively now for about 2.5 years and I'm LOVING it!
My mum used to be married to a cattle drover and lived with horses her entire life, until she shattered her elbow in a bad fall and never got back on
She's been nervous around horses ever since and its taken her many years to let me ride as well.
I've been riding several schoolmasters (from a little 14.1 grey mare to a 16.3 black gelding trained in dressage). About six weeks ago, I got injured at dance class (I do Ballet and Modern) and tore the cartlidge in my knee (the medial meniscus) and I haven't been able to ride since. This Wednesday is my first lesson back!!!
Before I got injuried I was riding a VERY hot arabian x (Sabre) as a competition horse. I'm a little nervous around him, so I hope to increase my confidence through advice on this forum.
Looking forward to chatting with you all!