Originally Posted by Saskia
You can do well at school and have a horse.
Its just about using your time well. Always focus in class and do all your work, if you finish early don't just talk with your friends, do your homework, or next weeks work. If your teacher lets you submit drafts do that as well. Hand in work early, get your parents to go over the editing with you. If you don't have time after school to do your work do it at lunch time.
Life feels really hard when you're a teenager, and you feel like you can control nothing. But you can choose to keep your horse by choosing to do well in school. That is your choice.
My plan for balancing both is that I'm going to study a bit every night, as well as stay ahead on my assignments and make sure that I use class time wisely. So that way, if you happen to have a big test.. you don't have to spend five hours studying and you can just have a quick review and head to the barn.. then come back and study for a few more minutes.