Hey, welcome to the forum! We're a lot a like. I went to college for Equine Studies and thought that was a waste of money too. This was back in '95 and that was the last time I've been around horses. I also have two kids, my daughter is 9 and my son is 11. My daughter picked up on my love for horses, my son not so much. I'm hoping to get us in some lessons soon as I miss being around horses. I keep promising my kids that one day we will have horses because I never had the chance to own one myself. These forums have been filling in the void so to speak and I have had fun learning so much from others.
Hahaha, I graduated from UF with an equine studies degree in 95'. I'm telling you, I am finding more and more family members thanks to this website, lol. As much of a waste of money it was, it was super fun. Where else would one get collect a stallion for AI, stick an arm up a mares butt, and watch 2 yos in a pasture for 24 hrs for a animal behaviors class (well, less watching and more drinking but that's just semantics), lol.
My daughter keeps asking me to ride with her, but for some reason I keep waving it off. I haven't been on a horse for 15 years and I don't know why I am so nervous about doing it again. I trained, showed, rode most of my life before graduating college. Maybe I'm scared I won't remember how and this picture in my daughters head of what an amazing horsewomen her mom is will be shattered. Silly, right?
At my daughters barn there is this great group of women who ride once a month as part of their book club. They are in their 40's and 50's. Maybe one day I'll join them. :)