My name is Allee and I am currently a sophomore in college. For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to be a veterinarian, more recently wanting to specialize in horses. I have come to a difficult time in my life and for months now I haven't really been interested in being a Veterinarian. I've been switching back and forth between veterinarian and professional rider/trainer, and am sorta stuck on what I should do. I have been considering "working student" positions all over the US and Canada, but am not having a lot of support in a decision such as this. I went to Oregon State for a year, but due to a family crisis have had to stick with a community college for the current school year. I felt really confident wanting to be a vet; I enjoy diagnosing horses, the people involved, etc....but I also LOVE riding horses and have had multiple people who have hired me to help with lessons, pay for exercising their horses, etc. I think I would feel safer by taking the next year or so to truly figure out what I want to do. Anywho, here are the questions I have for you?
How did you get into showing? What sort of riding background did you have beforehand? Have any of you made this into a career?
Thank you for looking over my post, and if there are any other suggestions/questions you think I should ask, please address If there's anything YOU want to ask me, knock your socks off!