Hi all. I'm a newbie from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I've been around horses most of my life but still a beginner in the saddle. Sadly I don't own a horse but a friend of mine has a mare I can work with. I'll be having gastric bypass surgery soon I hope. At my current weight I won't get on a horse. However that don't mean I can't be around them. I'm hoping after surgery I'll do more riding and do some showing someday.