Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: on a farm, duh!
OH MY GOD! I am soooooo sorry! I didn't meant to bash the sport at all! I know how hard it is! One of my best friends is trying to break into the showing world with it! I NEVER EVER ment to bash the sport at all! And I didn't feel as if it was coming across that way at all, and I'm sorry it did!
I'm coming from two places. A) I feel that if I want to profesionally train horses at some point in my life, that I need to have a grasp of every sport in the horse world. Of course I'll always stick to dressage and eventing, but I see no problem in learning. People that know me (MIEventer) will tell you I read everything I can get my hands on. Learning is my thing. I think that if you want to be a profesional in horses you have to understand where EVERYONE is coming from, not just the little group of your sport and
B) I want to be an Equine Veteranarian. It's been what I wanted to do since age 5, and I'm on that track (advanced math, science, and english in school, colleges already looking at me, etc). Western is pretty big here in Arkansas, so if I want to practice here, or anywhere in the south, I feel as if I should be able to know what my clients are talking about and know what their horse needs to be competitive. I also want to be able to talk to them about their showing and know about it. I talk to my vet about my eventing all the time.
And I also just want to learn. If someday I get a horse that I feel will go well in WP, I want to be able to apply them to that route. My feelings are the horse will tell you what they're good at and want to do. In no way am I bashing. Just plain curious and striving for knowledge beyond my imedate capacity.
Jumping a horse = Getting wings!
Why live on the edge when you can jump off?- Greenwood Horse Trials Tee-Shirt