I need some advice. I, like every other horse lover, have realized that I want to train horses, wether it's for a living or just a hobby doesn't really matter to me, but training June has been the most amazing feeling thing that I have ever done and I want to keep doing it. I know I have a ton to learn still, but I know if I try hard enough I can make it happen. And luckily I do have a slight advantage, becuase I have a place to do it, money left to me by my grandpa, and all the time in the world, so I can really focus on it. But obviously, before I try to start training people's horses, I need more experience, becuase I still don't know very much. My cousin was going to let me try to train her two horses, becuase they were halter broke once upon a time but have just been sitting out in the field and are going to keep sitting out there, so it'd be win win becuase they'd actually be able to do some stuff with their horses and I'd gain some experience, but to say the least, my cousins are a little flaky and I don't think it's going to happen. I'm actually pretty devastated, because even after training June and those two horses, I was still going to need to find a way to gain more experience, but now I REALLY need to find a way. My parents suggested buying some 2.5-3 year olds and doing the same thing I've done with June and getting them finished, and then just selling them, that way I can practice more and not be over run with horses. But I'm worried I'll get attached. Any ideas for gaining experience? I've got all summer to work with horses, every day, heck I've got all year, so lots and lots of time, but no horses to practice with!
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4/25/16 at 10:57am