Okay, to start out, I'm a senior in high school and I plan on becoming a professional reining horse trainer and competitor. Despite my aspirations, I have very little experience with horses, I've ridden maybe five times in my life and I hardly ever have the opportunity to be around horses. Trust me, I know how that sounds, any time I tell someone this I pretty much get eye rolls and laughed at. But I know that this is what I want to do with my life and I plan to do everything within my power to achieve my goals.
Starting, hopefully within the next week, I'm going to be getting riding/ general horse lessons from a woman I go to church with who used to (and may still, though I'm not sure) barrel race in exchange for barn chores. Because of my horrible lack of experience, I've never even saddled a horse on my own before
so, she is going to have a lot to tech me
We're going to be starting with grooming, saddling along with her teaching me about feeds and other such things, then when the weather is nicer we'll get to actual riding. I'll be sure to keep you posted on how my lesson progress
As far as the "life in general" part of this goes:
Being a senior, I have to think about college. Some of you may know that I want to attend The University of Findlay next year for their western equine sudies program. This is still true but unfortunately I may have to attend a local community college for a year or two first to bring up my G.P.A. so I will be accepted. If I do end up having to do this though (I still have to send in an application after I take the A.C.T.'s.) I will be able to take general classes to make it easier for when I do go to Findlay so I can focus on my major more.
Anyways, just thought I'd get that out there to people who will hopefully be more understanding about my goals
Any advice you could offer would be greatly appreciated, along with any comments!