Well, as some of you may or may not know, I have recently started working at a big yard and in exchange, they are giving me the training for my B.H.S Exams so that I can become a riding instructor (in a couple of years )! I am really enjoying it, I am starting to get to know everybody and make friends, I am getting used to the horses and getting back into riding is amazing. At the moment I am only working one day a week, but on 16th I will be starting full time, 5 days a week. My training will include a riding lesson 4 times a week and a lecture every day I think.
My problem is the money. I have no savings (I am only 18) and I will be getting £5 a day whilst there. I am not sure if you know, but the exams are so expensive! If I want to go all the way to the highest level of instruction, I will be looking at spending about £1,300 altogether!
When I am at work, I can't think of anything else I would rather do. Horses are my passion and working with them just seems like me! But then I come home and I think of the money, how I am going to afford it, and how the hell I am going to live! I was thinking about getting another job on the side, but it will be hard to find someone willing to take me on for just one day a week.
I know it's what I want to do, but being away from the yard gives my mind time to stray! Thanks if you got this far, I don't really know what I want people to say, I just wanted to vent my problem I guess!