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. :)