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    09-18-2011, 11:58 PM
  #11
Weanling
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I am 22 and I have no idea what I'm going to do with my future.
quoted for the truth!! I'm 30 and still have no idea!
     
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    09-19-2011, 05:04 AM
  #12
Yearling
After chopping and changing I've decided on primary teaching plus horses on the side. I'm also doing a horse riding coach slowly as I study and work my horses and work part time.

Plan being to teach have my little property with my horses. Teach some lessons for outside cash and do some training over holidays.
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    09-19-2011, 06:36 AM
  #13
Yearling
I'm 28 and haven't a clue what I'm going go to do with my future.
     
    09-19-2011, 03:36 PM
  #14
Green Broke
It's important to have a plan "B".
The equine economy isn't all that great, finding good jobs in the equine field is pretty hard.
I'm going to school to become a large animal/equine vet, but then I also have my back up plan of being a web/graphic designer.
     
    09-19-2011, 06:53 PM
  #15
Weanling
Surprisingly, it seems that a good farrier can make one heck of a living off of their work. If that's something you would be interested in, I would highly recommend trying out a course with Healthy Stride. After clinics at my barn, several local farriers went to Georgia to study with them, and have been EXTREMELY successful since. If you can consistently improve a horse's way of going, you will get very popular. My farrier (a Healthy Stride "graduate" so to speak) has a jam-packed schedule. EVERYBODY wants him. He works on several horses every day, and makes $60-$250 per horse. (Average is probably $120/horse). Seems like a pretty lucrative job to me. :)
     
    09-20-2011, 11:03 PM
  #16
Yearling
I'm 32 and don't know what I want to do.

Getting ideas and trying as many things as you can will help you get an idea of what interests you the most. Don't let anyone tell you you can't do something because, "it's too competetive" or "doesn't pay enough." If you want it, and you work hard to get it, than anything is possible. If you are happy with what you are doing, the money shouldn't matter. - But do some research, and figure out what's important to You.
I hope you get ideas that will get you closer to your [yet unknown] dream.
     
    09-20-2011, 11:20 PM
  #17
Ink
Weanling
Haha when you was 15 I was dead set on becoming a vet. Then I got to witness a cat being spayed and found out I didn't have the stomach for it. I finally decided I'd be better off keeping horses as a hobby and choosing a career that would enable me to support my horse habit. Lucky for me I was able to turn one of my other passions into a career. And I'm still hopeful that one of these days I'll be able to combine the two of them (my dream job is to work in the art department for Horse&Rider).

The best advice I can give is to find something you really love doing and figure out how to make money doing it. If you really want to find a career in the horse world do your homework and look into schools with a top notch horse science program. I also suggest getting a taste of what you want to do. You may find after experiencing it first hand that it really isn't a good fit for you. Good luck! And don't worry you've still got plenty of time to figure it out.
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