A future with horses?
So I'm totally new to this and feel slightly odd turning to the Internet, and consequently complete strangers, for advice but I hate talking about this with those I'm closest too just right now.
I feel like everybody is too close to my situation and will try push me the way they want rather than what will work for me....
So I come from a completely non-horsey background and while my dad can be reasonable helpful around them sometimes, he still knows nothing about them, has no interest in them and my mum puts her foot down all together to coming within feet of them. I don't mean t sound ungrateful because without them I definitely couldn't even of gotten this far with horses but sometimes I do look at my friends and their parents and wish. Could experience a Little of what they have.
I am 16 now and have been riding since I was about 8/9 and am completely and utterly obsessed. I honestly can't see my life without horses but I've always just asumed I'd never be good enough to survive in the equestrian industry. However now inversion applications are drawing closer, I just can't see myself doing anything else. I am reasonably academic, but I just can't find anything that really interests me.
So really I think what I'm trying to ask is, even though you don't now me, or my riding ability, do you think there is any point me trying to peruse this career. If I take a year off like I ntend to next year, I would have to try to persuade my parents to consider buying a horse, which is possibly on the cards, although I know both my parents would really rather not.
I'm going to speak to my riding instructor hopefully tomorrow and see hat she thinks, if I'd be wasting my time and completely stupid to try a career with horses, possibly eventing and teaching, but I really just need some advice.
Please help me, I think I maybe just needed to vent but some feedback would be great. I've seen so many people receive such useful advice here so I was hoping somebody might have some insight into my situation. To be honest, I haven't even told my friends I want to ride or work with horses for a career, I don't think they will respond well.... :/