Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Washington State
• Horses: 0
Career help....I don't know what to do....
So, I just got a letter from Rocky Mountain College saying that I'm the type of student they want at there college and are wanting an application letter from me. What I've read, is that this college has a good equine program. It is a dream of mine to become a horse trainer and would be the type of job that I would love. I've always thought I wanted to be a Mechanical Engineer. I enjoy the designing aspect of this career. But honestly, it would never be a "career" it would just be a "job". I know I can be good at it, but the only thing that really appeals to me is the money they make. What I've read is that horse trainers make on average is about $40,000 a year, where ME make like up to $100,000 a year. It has me considering do I want a job that I will always love and enjoy and would love it so much I wouldn't have to "work a day in my life". Or do I get a career that can fully support a family with only one parent working. I'm so confused and it has me contemplating my entire life almost. Any advice? Any trainers out there that have any advice or had this problem?
By the way, the kind of training I want to do is training colts, green horses, and helping fix problem horses. Not the NTRA training or horse racing.
Sit tall in the saddle, hold your head up high. Keep your eyes fixed where the trail meets the sky. And live like you ain't afraid to die. Don't be scared, just enjoy your ride - Chris LeDoux