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post #1 of 7 Old 07-10-2012, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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i dont know if this is in the right spot butt..

i think many of you have seen my posts about getting a mini but i need help
I dont know how to explain what i want to do in my career with horses but im sure not feeling like im doing enough just cleaning stalls i feel like somethings missing. I want to teach...to share the love of an animal that has been therapy for me

when i was working at an event with mini horse ride/pony rides i had a little girl whod never seen a horse never touched one. so i brought the smallest mini up for her to ride she didnt want to at first but as soon as i took hold of her little hand and placed it on the minis neck her face light up with joy and it made me tear up and she had a great time. ive seen disabled people, old people, children, and people in hospitals there eyes light up when they see a horse. and because i am so shy so afraid(and once was not in a very nice state of mind) horses have been my therapy. Through horses i am able to speak i love teaching people about horses even tho i have only been in the horse feild for only three years(but i have loved them even before i could walk i was never scared only laughed at the horses). But my question is how do i start this therapy for people with the miniatures? where do i begin?.....im so confuzed (stupid 19 yr old brain!!!!) the reason why i want to do this is because to tell yall the honest truth im frightend of big horses i get nervous and my anxity goes through the roof so that im litteraly shakeing i dont know what has caused it and im not a good rider im so much better on the ground. but i know that with miniatures my fear is gone and i personaly use them to help me cope. like when i was working at the mini pony rides i was so afraid of all the people that i couldnt breath but as soon as i grabed a lead rope and put my hand on the ponys neck i instantly calmed........
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this is what i want to do in nursing homes rehabs schools evedrythin just to teach as well as makeing me happy to see people happy
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This sounds like a nice thing to do but I don't think its something that you could really make a career of. It is probably more the sort of thing you can do on a Sunday as a community service or hobby.

There is some kinds of horse therapy but these things normally incorporate riding and handling large horses. In fact, the things I have read made it sound like the large size of the horses helped people by teaching how you could control such a large animal kindly. Then there are the logistical problems - who do you expect to pay for this service and how much? How would you demonstrate your qualifications for therapy? Will the money you get for these services even begin to cover the costs of insurance, horse upkeep and transport?

If you like helping people why don't you consider some sort of community services as a job, and you can still enjoy your horse hobby on the side? I think it wi

Other disabled riding schools and such are often heavily reliant on volunteers and horse donations. Its far from a lucrative business.

You'll find a lot of talented riders who aren't afraid of large horses and such still have great difficulty having a career in the horse world, and the careers available are often low paid and can have quite poor working conditions. I think that for people who want horses to be part of their life, sometimes the best choice is to get a good job outside of horses and have them as a hobby.
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i dont have a life outside of horses litteraly im extremly shy and get very nervous extremly fast... theres not many people who do this therapy in my area and because my parents work with the disabled i want to incorperate there work with mine to help me in the long run.. its extremly hard for me to talk to people unless im showing them a horse... my mom has a client who has seizures all day long hundreds of them but when i rode up to him on my horse bert(well not mine anymore the owners ripped him from me) i saw his face light up with joy....
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How shy you are now does not matter for the future. You say you have no life now, because all you are thinking of is now. You need to let yourself grow, and as you get older, you will do it without realizing. To be honest, it sounds like you are purposefully handicapping yourself.

Think of it not as a failure but as a success in how not to do it.

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post #7 of 7 Old 07-11-2012, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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....this is want i want to do in the long run because i know i will be able to do it, seeing the joy on peoples faces i want to create that im not talking starting it right now but i want to work towards it
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