I wanted to be a trainer. So I became one and took on awful, horrible horses for retraining. They came out to be good mounts afterwords, but my body now suffers from the constant stress of being bucked around with, bolted with, reared on, ran over, drug, and everything else. Sure, that's what comes with horses, but I took on way more with retraining dangerous horses.
(Disclaimer: I didn't BREAK or cowboy any horse, the horses I got had already been broken and cowboyed and that's the reason they were the way they were)
I don't do it anymore. Sure, I was successful and I helped a lot of horses and owners, but my back is way screwed up from taking that abuse.
What I want to do short term is get my mare (who is an awful, horrible amish trained horse) correctly retrained in reining manouvers, put some cutting experience on her with flag chasing, and get to team penning. She would love it. I would love it. Just gotta do the training first.
My long term goal is to start a carriage service. I worked for one about 5 years ago and adored it. I plan on offering carriage services to parks, weddings, special occasions and also funerals (black horse to pull the casket to the site, if a military death, have a horse lead with backwards boots).
I will also have a team of drafts specifically for horse pull competitions. Its a dieing sport and I want to help keep it alive.