Now, I had never thought of healing equine mental patients! That would be interesting career! It actually is using horses to help people overcome mental illness. I think equine psychotherapy is the correct term. It's what I wanted to do when I originally got out of high school, but my first semester turned me off because it was basic psychology. I think if I got into some more psychology classes, I would maybe find it interesting. I want to pursue a master's in counseling, and I would love to have a ranch that rehabilitates teenagers with depression, anxiety, anorexia, bulimia, etc.
Iowa State is expensive - everything in that dang town is expensive! To me, it seems like the prices of good apartments are through the roof. I worked for the Iowa State Foundation at the phone center for a couple of months until I could no longer stand being forced to annoy people into giving money.
Hah, so that's really funny actually because I haven't declared my minor in performing arts. Actually, I haven't even signed up for next semester's classes because I don't know if I want to continue at Iowa State. I am thinking about going somewhere where I can double major in equine studies and psychology, with an emphasis in equine facilitated mental health. Maybe. It's nice living at home and not having to board my horses - or deal with bad roommates. When I move out next fall, I'm definitely going to get my own apartment. I don't want to deal with all the roommate drama!
That was not me in line at the VEISHA tent. I do appreciate people that wear breeches and Ariats, but I actually go with jeans and cowboy boots, usually skinny jeans. Lol, I don't blame you for not approaching her though - it's ten times more awkward if you look like you just rolled out of bed!
Haha, that's funny! I used to go every day too, but this works out so much better because I have time for a job...more money my horses can eat!
In one of my high school agriculture classes, we did quite a bit of learning about soils. I don't remember any of it, but surprisingly I did find it rather interesting. What kind of job are you looking for? Something in Iowa?
Yeah, it works out well. I work in my hometown at a job I'm really comfortable at, get to see my lovely horses every single day, and get to see both my ISU friends and my hometown friends on a pretty frequent basis.
I think 2 hours would be my limit lol. I'm just 1 1/2 away from ISU to the north, so it's a pretty direct route.
What are you going for at ISU? I'm a comm studies major. I think.
haha I'm in eastern Canada. We are lucky, hay prices are high for us but not nearly as high as other places. I still remember 10 years ago when we were getting squares for $2 a bale *sigh* We're around $5.50 shipped. Our hay is nothing to get excited over but its not horrible either. The problem is, we will get in 500 bales and only 300 will be useable and 200 of that 300 needs to be watered. Our hay has been SUPER dusty and mouldy because its been to wet for it to dry out before its baled then gets stored and turns to carp. We have had a lot of barn fires because of this.