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- Oh gosh, I'd do horribly with a drill sergeant instructor. It doesn't take much for me to become a pile of nerves.
I emailed Camie and she said she'd be happy to work with us, so we're just setting up times. I'll let you know how it goes, but I'm pretty excited. Somebody needs to teach Rusty and I the finer points of horsemanship lol... I think I've heard of Sara Messner. What stable did she come from?
On a side note, do you compete as well, or just train? If you do compete, how do you afford it if you don't mind me asking? My two horses are just eating away my funds this month, and I work 30 hours a week or more at above minimum (gotta love being a poor college student!).
- See, I read about Michele on her webpage and kind of wondered...it didn't sound like she'd ridden under anyone special or had any success. I know Camie competes as high as prelim herself, so I would think she'd know a little something lol. Then again, you never know with some of these people...
Hmm, I haven't heard of Cory Gregory. I'll have to look her up. I want to get some basic dressage under my belt and under Rusty's girth so he'll use himself better. We've been in the hunter ring before and I like that atmosphere, but I've always wanted to try eventing. I have a H/J instructor about 20 miles away from me, but she was taught by some loud-mouthed yahoo who sounded pretty not nice. She did some showing, but nothing big. Instead of giving me proper training tools and aids, she bitted Rusty up so his on-the-proving at all.forehand problem was masked but not fixed. And she is a terror at shows - not good for my high anxiety.
- 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.
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