Hi all. I am joining this forum as a new rider. I have loved horses all of my life but had limited opportunities to ride and be around them. Since moving from Wisconsin to Colorado last year, I have re-discovered my love of horses that had been set aside for many years. After 5 children and at the age of 42, I am beginning lessons in English Riding! I realized the first time I went to the barn that I love everything about it. The smell of the barn, the horses, the tack, grooming, riding....everything. Needless to say, I am frustrated that my lessons are only once a week and am searching for more opportunities to be around the horses, to ride and improve.