Hello from Illinois
I'm really excited to join the forum and hope I'll be able to learn a lot here.
I have been riding for 11 years, and have experience both english and western. For 7 years, I took hunter/jumper lessons. I share boarded the sweetest gelding I have ever met for a year afterwards and rode mostly bareback. And for the past 3 summers, I have been teaching basic western riding skills to 9-12 year olds at a camp. Currently, I am volunteering with a "horse group" of 10 teenagers who lease out horses at the same farm the camp is based out of. I'm a trail leader for them on the weekends and often ride with them during the week, as well.