Hello, my name is Jessica and I currently live in Miami, FL. I just registered with The Horse Forums, and I want to try and immerse myself among fellow horse lovers in hopes that maybe it will help to guide me in the right direction.
I am completely Moonstruck, GAGA over living a life surrounded by horses, or maybe just one horse. Competing under saddle one day and racing the clock against time. I am 20 yrs old and still have yet to get on a real saddle with a professional horse, and my current status on riding is in a circle at some county fair on a poor little pony. I KNOW I am in unchartered waters right now, but I am desperate to become part of the life I have always wanted to live since I've first seen a real life horse.
There is something I truly feel in my soul when I am around them. The world just goes quiet, and my fiery attitude turns into a puff of smoke, and my thoughts quiet down and become only a moment, between woman and horse. I know it all sounds SO cheesy and you are all probably rolling your eyes remembering when you were all too naive to know the true responsibility of having the lives you have now, but I admit that I am too, very naive. No matter how many books i've read or videos i've watched, it can't compare to a truly experienced horse person who has been surrounded by them since they were in diapers. I however, have not been as fortunate.
I come from a less than middle-class family, and out on my own with the man of my dreams. I've looked into trying to find a local equestrian facility but here in Miami it's $60/ lesson! (Yes, I realize that money is a huge factor in starting the horsey life) And the trainers are extremely sparse. I need to work on my figure before I consider taking riding lessons, so that I can have more suppleness and stability..
Just. All I gotta say is. Help.