Ha...'rein'troduction. I promise that wasn't intentional until I noticed it. So, I see that on my profile I've been here since 2014. It's been a while, especially since I didn't remember this site. So as I sit here trying to fill out the details and other 'fun stuff', I'm not actually sure why I came back. I haven't a proper lesson since the summer, finances are grim- I've been out of college since late spring, the job market here is fleeting, and with no money for a car it is also limited. But I suppose I came back here for horses in a way. Horses have been a double edged sword for me- a reminder of the few things that truly make me happy, and a reminder of how dang expensive they can be (especially here on the east coast). I would like to believe that I've matured a bit however. It's easy to get wrapped up in taking things for granted. Since my join date of 2014, I've had many ups and downs. The environment of a show barn or any barn is not a place for jealousy, politics, or unwelcomeness...but ironically it seems that for the last four years, those are the faces that hang around the most- including mine at points. I was diagnosed with pdd recently - which would be written off as 'an invisible illness'. However, I've met great people despite some hardships, friends and trainers. I got to show and more often than not, I learned new things about horses that I might not have ever got the opportunity to beforehand. So even though I'm not in the saddle, and haven't worked with horses in several months now, that's why I'm here. I don't know what the future holds, but I'm hoping this will be a good year.