Will you be giving younger students lessons now that you are a professional?
The day after Christmas, I drove to Wellington, Florida, to work as a rider during the winter circuit. If you remember, I deferred my first year at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, to compete at the indoor shows and to gain some work experience in the industry. The trip to Wellington took two days but once I arrived, I was eager to begin working. I've also been busy getting settled and organizing my family's rental apartment near the show grounds.
Recently, someone asked if I would be giving lessons to younger students, now that I am officially a professional registered with the USEF. Currently, my short-term goal will be to train and ride horses and, when possible, to compete in the hunter and jumper divisions. I may become involved in teaching students at some point in the future, but that will not be my primary focus in the beginning of my professional career.
Catch up with me next week, for a blog about the Horsemastership program scheduled for the week of January 21, 2008. By the way, anyone can audit the week long program for free, an experience that I would highly recommend.
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