Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sweden - the land of carrots and apples
Went to a high school for horse keeping.. 3 years and with maths, swedish, english etc, the normal subjects.
Plus things like horse keeping, horse theory, riding theory, anatomy, horse massage, riding (jumping/dressage), driving horses, driving tractors, chain saw lessons, training/breaking young horses, farrying (just enough to nail a lost shoe back) and so on.
I actually found the riding and driving rather useless; not because I was too good for it to start with, but because I didn't learn anything..at all. The teachers actually called me hopeless..>__>; And the things we learnt in the stables often contradicted the things we learnt in theory (like don't use hay-nets put up high, and give more hay/straw than grain etc). Only thing I realy learnt was that english riding really wasn't my thing, and then I got a bit depressed since what I had to learn and see was so much against my own opinions, and nobody agreed with me so I started wondering if there were something wrong with me. >_>;
But I also got several friends in the boarding and got to ride icelandic horses a whole lot on a barn outside the school and learn a lot from them, so the time there generally were really good.. even tho I still say the education was rather worthless x) The chain saw course was fun too but it was rather difficult to take exams in both ''breaking young horses'' and ''chain saw'' at the same day and hour.. -_-; they expected a bit too much there.. xD
Anyway, all of this is probably irrelevant since I lve in sweden :P
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