Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Tehachapi Mountains, CA
Welcome Kitsunering! What part of the US are you living in? What kind of riding are you doing??
I live in CA and have two horses & ride western. I had three, but lost my first horse a few years ago. He was 26 and I had him for 22 years. I used to trail ride on him. The horses I have now are: (1) my 17 yo 1/2 Arab mare (I have had her 16 years; she's in my avatar <----) that I did almost everything on - trail ride, arena shows, trail trials, obstacle/cowboy races, ranch horse shows & reined cowhorse. She is retired now for the most part but still has a lot of life left, so we may go do some obstacle/trail shows in the future.
(2) My other horse is a 7 yo AQHA mare; I've had her 5 years. We do a little trail riding, obstacle/cowboy racing, ranch horse shows, but mainly reined cowhorse. She LOVES LOVES LOVES bossing those cows around, LOL.
Only advice I have is that if you can get in somewhere that pays animators, I'd do that to fund your horse obsession since most horse jobs do not pay that that well. I always wanted to work with horses too, when I was younger, but am happy with my job that funds my keeping two horses and showing one. Unless you have a source of income that subsidizes your horse stuff, it is usually hard to make ends meet just on a horse job alone.
Again, welcome and I'm looking forward to hearing about your horse adventures!