Very commendable.... hard road to travel if there isn't many opportunities to learn from a professional rein trainer. I like that you are trying to learn. You Tube has quite a few videos you can watch if you retain well from watching. Can always watch one move, say a spin, and then try it. Work with what you got. I have many years left and I will be taking lessons and learning as a 90 year old I hope! I also have no plans to be super competitive except against myself.
Something I posted on another site. I thought I would share:
What is a horse show to you? For me it isn't the winning. It isn't even placing well. I don't even compare myself to others competing.
For me, it is to show me and my horse what we have accomplished and worked toward. It is enjoying your progress with others and having a good time. It is a celebration of what me, my horse, my friends, my friends' horses, strangers, and their horses have learned.
I call it a good time! My goal is to learn more and I love the learning. A horse show is just putting it all into place on one given day the growth you have made and others around you.