I know the realities of the job...I have lived and breathed horses since I was ten. Sometimes I don't wanna tack up, sometimes I don't want to get out of bed to work, but I do it anyways. I don't have any false idea of what it would be like to do this full-time. I'm willing to do what it takes to get where I want to be.
One idea I have been throwing around is to be a working student for some good trainer/rider...while working a 'real' job as well to pay for housing, food, and shows. Anyone's opinion?