Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Washington State
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But with any sport performance enhancing drugs will be abused, theres no way to avoid it. BUt I'm not saying I agree with it, because I don't.
Here's the real reason why I created this thread. Well, I talked to my teacher and she said that since I'm good at science and love horses she said I need to go into horse genetics and breeding. She said she could see me breeding thoroughbreds for racing. So, here's what I would do if I did go into the industry: I would go to either the University of Kentucky or University of Arizona, who have TB breeding programs. While down there I would get under some breeders or work for trainers and build myself up I would own a ranch and breed racehorses to sell and also breed to race. Also I'm going take OTTBs and re-train them for the general public and sell them (maybe keep some too) I like horse racing, I love TBs, especially OTTBs, and I can make good money. We had a family friend who did exactly this and made a good living! But, what I wouldn't be is on of those greedy rich people who care about nothing but the money. I'm in it for the horses, plain and simple. My goal in the industry would hopefully be able to get into it, and maybe help possibly stop some of the unethical perspectives of racing within the industry. It combines what I love most, Horses and training horses. But, what happens outside the race track and all the unethical parts of racing bug me.
Please don't tell me I need a real 'job', I'm one of those people who can't stand 'real jobs' and have an entreprenuer mind. This was just something I was told to consider and I am considering it, and oddly enough I can see myself doing something like this. It's just food for thought and an option.
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