So Im currently in high school.. but im at the point where i need to start thinking seriously about college and my future career.. Everyone asks me "what do you want to do with your life" etc; the usual questions. But the only answer i have is "horses". I know, it probably sounds like a typical horse-crazy high schooler, not thinking about the later consequences (both positive and negative) of choosing horses as a full-time career. However, I honestly cant find anything else that interests me.. my parents want me to be super successful in life, choosing a profession as a doctor, or an anesthisiologist (sp..?) But I cant even begin to imagine waking up every day to work with/on people, and besides.. blood makes me almost pass out :? Im not exactly a people person.. I hate school, and count down the hours until i can escape to the barn. For the past almost three years, I was in training as a working student with a well-known trainer in my local horse community. In those three years, SO many different horses passed through the barn. We were faced with so many different problems (training and medical). I learned so much, found it so interesting, and devoted myself willingly to do the best for each horse. She took horses in for training and bought projects to train and resell. Thats how she made her living, and she was so happy doing it. THATS what I want to do. Ive thought long and hard about it. I probably seem incredibly naive.. but Im serious. Ive done some research on different colleges with equine teams/study programs. Id love to double major in horse training/instruction and buisness/farm management. Not worried about the amount of money ill make..just want to be able to do something that will make me happy. But id still like some input and advice..on if Im making a reasonable choice, and on the best colleges. Also on any other horse-related careers where I could have plenty of time to ride? I want to be able to take my own horse and compete in jumpers while Im at college. So far Ive looked at Lake Erie, U of Findlay, and Sweet Briar.. but not exactly what ive been looking for.. any help would be super appreciated please understand im serious about this decision!