I learned most of what I know by volunteering at the barn I was taking lessons at, asking questions, reading as much as possible, and essentially watching anyone with more experience than I had. That includes watching vets, farriers, trainers, etc to soak up as much as I could. If I saw someone body clipping a horse, I'd ask them every question about body clipping that popped in my mind. I'm 25yrs old now and I'm still the same way. I jump at opportunities to watch a vet work on a horse or more experienced riders school a horse. There is so much to learn. I'm constantly reading, watching, and asking questions. :)
Strength is not defined by physical ability. It is determined by your actions and the compassion of your soul.