Hi! Extremely new, but extremely excited.
Hi everyone, my name is Katie and I'm new to this forum and also to horses. Although some might say that I'm not so new to horses, since I have a 3.5yo great dane...I get really tired of hearing that!!! :) I'm a dog walker in my city and am apprenticing to become a dog trainer. Clicker training is my fave and I'm excited to practice it with horses too, when I get the chance to let my inner geek hang out.
My friend who is learning dressage (and just bought her own horse) knew that I was really interested in taking lessons and bought me two lessons for Christmas. I'm now taking private lessons at least twice a month at a really nice barn and am loving it. I wish I could go more often but it's about 3hrs of driving round trip for a lesson. The horse I ride is a great school horse, but he really makes you earn every bit, and I love that about him. I look forward to seeing him at every lesson! My coach says I am a quick learner and seems impressed with my progress, although I've only had a few lessons and she is probably just saying that! It's a great confidence booster for sure. At our last lesson we worked on posting around the arena, off the lunge line. So much fun!
Riding is definitely going to be a part of my life from now on and I'm excited to be a part of this forum and learn as much as I can about good horsemanship and care. Thanks for having me. :)