Originally Posted by QtrBel
BKLD, you have gotten yourself involved with a very wonderful group that can offer so much in the way of hands on and contacts. Trust that they will give you a fair evaluation of where you are at and how far you have to go. 5 years from now you will be a different person in a different place. Thinking ahead and gathering information and skills will determine what you will be ready for. The best advice as many others have already given is to start with an older horse and go from there.
I know that, and I promise you, I'm not trying to argue. I'm taking into consideration everyone's opinions, and while I'm not swayed yet, I trust that I'll get a better idea of it not only from myself but also from others as time goes on. I feel like I do have a ways to go, and I will be a very different person in 5 years, and where I will be depends on the work I put into myself. I'm a fast learner, which is an advantage, but I also need to build confidence which takes time. We'll see.