I want a career in horses, but I can barely afford to be around them.
Sorry if this isn't the appropriate board!
I've loved horses since I was a tiny kid (like all of you, I'm sure!). And I've always dreamed of making them my career. However, I was only able to really start about 3 years ago (I'm 20 in a few months). I never had the opportunity to join FFA/4-H/Pony club as a kid, either. My trainer tells me that I'm a very good rider, but I suffered some confidence issues in the past year or so, due to being placed on a horse who was far too advanced for me. I'm taking lessons again, but I still don't feel like I'm learning enough. I want to jump and gallop and compete and all that fun stuff, but I'm basically riding in circles. Literally.
I'm interested in getting an intership or taking some courses- something. But I don't see how any place giving internships would give me a second glance because of my lack of activity. I'm definitely motivated and willing to work, but I simply don't know what to do next.