Hello! Today was our first day of our soph. Year. Im living off campus with my best friend Nora who is a senior in my program. Nora is an intern at the barn which means she is the managers assistant, pretty much the boss of all the students . I have 5 campus classes 2 communication classes, spanish, psych, and equine nutrition. I will be posting notes for those of you who like nutrition
This year each student gets assigned 1 unbroke horse (under 3) for the entire semester. There are mostly stock breeds but a few halflingers, warmbloods, TB's, and one arabian. We will be required to start from the ground up, we start with stall catching. We have to make as much progress as possible by finals (first week in december). They will be grading us weekly on progress.
We are required to be at the barn by 7am to feed and we are done at 10am. I have to get there earlier because I got a job cleaning stalls for one of the trainers at the barn (over 11 stalls) 3 days a week. We must clean 2 stalls (that includes our horse assignment).
They separate our class into 3 groups that rotate every hour in the round pen. We have a "riding hour" and cleaning hours. Tomorrow we get horse assignments, I really want a stud colt wish me luck! Between an unbroke, campus classes, a job, and a boyfriend that is 3 1/2 hours away this should be a very interesting year!