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post #1 of 4 Old 01-30-2009, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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Riding through college?

Anyone else riding for your college or in an equine degree?
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post #2 of 4 Old 01-30-2009, 03:24 PM
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I wish I was. Instead I just got a job working with horses while I'm in college.
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post #3 of 4 Old 01-30-2009, 08:04 PM
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I'm thinking about it. I don't have the money to go to an equestrian school. Two of the best in the country are near me....one, Otterbein, is literally 10min away and I frequently drive past the equine center. The other, Findlay, is a few hours north, but closer to my hometown. Both schools are pretty expensive though. :(

So I've been trying to come up with alternatives.... One I've come up with is going for an Agricultural Business degree, which would make owning and running an equestrian center someday more of a reality. But....I'm a non-traditional student because I have to be able to work full time to afford rent on an apartment, which makes juggling traditional classes difficult. I take the majority of my stuff online.....and obviously an equine education requires hands on experience.

My ultimate dream would be to someday be involved in a therapeutic riding center for kids and adults with physical/mental handicaps and psychological problems like depression and anxiety disorder. So I'm a psychology major. :)
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post #4 of 4 Old 01-31-2009, 03:44 PM
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Try getting a job as a carriage driver. That's what I do, and it's great. I get paid to be around horses, and our busy seasons are during Christmas break and the summer. It's slow during the school year, so I'm not too stressed out with work and school. Every company pays differently, but at the company that I'm at now, I can easily take home $250-300 a night during the busy season between .

You need to be good at managing your money, though, because it's so seasonal. January and February are 2 of the slowests months throughought the year, but I've still made $1680 so far this month, and I've worked 18 days. I usually work 5 days a week, but I was sick one day and the weather was bad another day.
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