Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Poplar Bluff, Mo
If you're going for not as expensive yet a down to earth program you might look into Murray State in Kentucky. If price isnt a concern I would say Midway Women's College. Don't count it out just because it's an all women's college. The campus is beautiful, if older, and the equine program is top notch from my understanding. I've toured the campus and looked into the college countless time. I would go if I could afford it. Depending on your personality you can also look into Stephen's Women's Colllege in Columbia, Mo. A lot of people, fun parties, and the barn girls are all pretty fun. Be prepared to work hard in the arena. But you have the opportunity to ride English, Western, Saddle Seat, and do Driving. Close to Stephen's is William Woods in Fulton, Mo. Smaller than Columbia but probably the better program of those two schools. Your dream isn't at all out there or silly or anything else that anyone could call it. I have had the same dream for years. I would be on my way to Murray this fall but I just had my dream job fall into my lap being a glorified stablehand, getting to ride world champion horses every day. I couldn't turn it down. Good luck to you! I hope you find the perfect college for you, don't be drawn in by programs that look good. Really see how much time the riders spend in the barn and how much they actually do in the barn. You don't want a barn that doesn't let you do anything for yourself. While that can sound fun after a hard day of classes you lose out of building any kind of bond with your school horse if you don't take your own with you.
If your horse says no, you either asked the wrong question, or asked the question wrong.