I thought this was called showing. Been there done that. Is it humbling? Sometimes it is. Like the time I forgot how to count to 4. Now that was good for a joke for some time around the barn and at home. Is it a big deal? Not really. It was fun I had a good time was at a show with friends. Then the time a week or so ago that I won my class. That was fun also. Not b/c I won but again b/c I was at a horse show with friends and having a good time.
First I am going to day that there are probably very few people on this board who have access to the horses needed to do something like this. I know that most of mine are sold long before they are started. Last 2 where sold before the mare was ever bred. Next years foals are sold too. What is left is well trained finished horses that are now in my broodmare band.
Is the training fun? Sometimes it is and sometimes not so much. I personally prefer the breeding end. With out good breeders trainers and other owners would not have good horse to train show and just use. I get more out of watching my foals go on to new owners and win for them. Same with the ones I keep. I enjoy watching them win more then I do winning on them my self.
Also if you enjoy putting your self out there lest see some pictures of your horses. Pictures of you riding. We all love pictures.