Right now, I really have World shows heavy on my mind.
I don't think it's possible until I'm done with school (that's quite a ways away. I'm a professional student.
), and have a little more free time to work a 4-5 yo. And take it up to world level. My Paint gelding is almost 15 now, and just not the caliber of a show horse. Too impatient and hot. He could never handle the traveling and hours of waiting. For now I'm just content with showing at our local circuits, and some other small-ish Paint shows that are near.
I would love to continue to work with different trainers, and just keep soaking in all I can. I've worked with some amazing clinicians, and had some very informative judges this past year, that have given me some great advice, as well as a confidence boost in my abilities and future with horses. I don't take that stuff lightly.
Also, working and showing other peoples horses for them is something I've had the chance to do a couple of times, and I really love it. More of that would be amazing.