I just joined this past week and have been cruising the forum a bit before posting. I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Jen and I have been a horse nut since before I can remember. I rode and showed when I was younger but didn't actually buy my first horse until I was a young adult. I bought a 2 y/o with 30 days on her...I learned a lot though trial and error the first few years. I since sold her as a 5 year old and I now own two horses, one app and one QH. Both are five...one is more of a handful than the other but I love them both.
I show at open shows mostly (due high cost of breed shows) and plan on doing a couple breed (app and quarter horse) shows this year. I am your typical "spend more on the horse than on anything else" horse person. I am glad to meet all of you.