So, although I've ridden off and on for about nine years (leasing and lessons), I feel very dumb when it comes to horses. Like, I could get on a horse, ride it, and be pretty average. I'd say I'm an experienced beginner to intermediate. But I don't feel I've got a lot of the knowledge I see others having when it comes to horses. When I leased I was on my own, and I felt that when I was taking lessons, they were only teaching me to ride, not everything else like horse care, horse breeds, equipment, etc. I'm trying to get more involved in the forum which I know should help, but any other suggestions to get more experience with that type of thing? Any good books or websites, or people to talk to?
Any suggestions are welcomed! Thanks in advance.