Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Loudoun County, VA
I want to expand on my earlier post.
I really wouldn't finish out on the horse degree. You already know all the problems you're going to have. You'd be putting all your eggs in one basket by finishing the degree without a backup plan. But, if you instead use the 50k at another school, your options increase, even if you have to start from scratch to earn another degree.
Yes, it sucks that you wouldn't be able to finish the degree. But using the logic of "you've gone this far, so you might as well" is B.S. You shouldn't justify wasting more money just because you already wasted money. That's like saying you should just marry a guy you found out was cheating on you because the caterer and limo was already paid for.
Seriously, if you are going to go more in debt, use the money to get a degree at a different school. Even an associates at a community college is going to help you get a well paying job.
So here's a complete outline of how to get out of this:
Go to community college to get the more bang for the buck, Or possibly if your credits transfer, go to a big college to get a degree.
Begin teaching and training horses freelance while you get a different degree. Your education at Findley will not go to waste! Use money training to pay for school.
In a few years, graduate with new degree and start career.
Have at least one job to gain worthwhile experience to go along with your degree.
If you're doing good training, keep training, but get at least one year of your new career on your resume just in case something happens and you can't train horses anymore.