Hello, I'm Lana and I am addicted to horses. :) I have been an addict for 30+ years and I am sure back in the day my parents were hoping it was just a phase. Sadly, I have transferred my addiction onto my daughter (my son was able to resist the peer pressure, lol) and now I live my addiction vicariously through her.
I used to train/show/ride back in the day. I even went to college for Equine Industry which was a total waste of money but soooooo much fun. I worked my way through college at the university horse farm and I got to learn awesome things like AI and Stallion handling and working with all different breeds. It was an amazing experience though paying back my student loans now sure isn't. lol
Sadly I haven't ridden in a few years though I still want to. Maybe one day. My daughter rode over the years a little bit at day camps and such, but when we moved to MI (I forgot to mention we moved a lot, I'm originally from FL, kids were born in VA, and we have lived in AR and AZ) to help her adjust to moving I decided to get her involved in taking lessons. I picked a great barn that taught saddleseat but she really gravitated to huntseat and has done really well. I think after her first show this past June, she caught the riding bug and now she is just as horsey crazy as I was at her age. :)
Anyway, I stopped being involved with horses when my kids were born and so I miss talking with other horse crazy folks. This forum is so cool and I will try not to post too much but, it's been a while since I got to talk to people about horses so it may just spew out uncontrollably. I promise I am not an opinionated know-it-all. :) I'm just so excited to talk horse with y'all.