Originally Posted by Cacowgirl
What field are you going into? Do you know how long your training will be? Maybe you can find a place to ride, if you have some free time.
I am going to be a Machinist's Mate, aka an engine mechanic. My training is for about 14 weeks. I am going home around Christmas so maybe I will get to see my horse then.
Originally Posted by redpony
Wow, great accomplishment, you should be very proud of yourself!! Remember there are 3 racetracks in Chicago area. Balmoral and Maywood are harness tracks and Hawthorne is runners. We race harness but we won't be up there until May :/ Congratulations and thank you for your service!
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There are racetracks around here?! Oh man! I know where I am going one weekend! Haha.
Originally Posted by Skunkworks
Sooo many bad/dirty Navy jokes I could do but congratulations! Do well in your training and enjoy it, it'll be the easiest part of your military career. Just remember never base your career off your first base, every base is different, spend money wisely and there is always time for horses! I had to wait a year but I eventually found my current friend who got me back into horses.
I come from a Marine/Army family, so trust me..I've heard them all. :P I am going to work my ass off to try and be top of my class at A-school so I can pick my duty station and pick Virginia or somewhere where there is a lot of equestrian activity. Thanks for all of the advice.
And thanks everyone!