I regret so many things when it comes to horses… I’ve turned down some really great opportunities, and I’d be so much farther with my riding and so much happier if I had taken any one of them. When I was 11 I had a trainer who knew I had the potential to go far with jumping and wanted to hire me as her groom for the experience, but I stopped taking lessons there. Last winter I got offered a job at a Morgan farm, but I turned it down because I was nervous and didn’t know if it was worth it since I’m not interested in Morgans or saddle seat. Last fall, I could have free leased a young QH mare because one of my trainers rescued her from Camelot and she needed to be ridden consistently and she didn’t have the time. Any one of those opportunities and I would be showing and have so much experience today. Instead, I’m struggling with my stubborn horse in a muddy pasture and making no progress. I feel so hopeless. I can’t wait for college.