GETTING READY FOR THE WINTER CIRCUIT IN FLORIDA
Hi, everyone, hope you had a great Thanksgiving and are ready for the up and coming holidays. My work as a young professional and as a college student has kept me quite busy. Once the fall semester ends, I will be traveling to Florida with Frank Madden Show Stable and Hunter's Moon Farm to work at the winter circuit in Wellington, Florida. For the spring semester, I will be registered for online classes which will offer the flexibility to do school work when time allows and to continue working as an equestrian professional.
This entry will be somewhat different than some of the others and the goal is to answer several of your questions in one blog. Your feedback, as always, is greatly appreciated and I look forward to reading your comments and responses.
I DON'T HAVE MY OWN HORSE BUT IT SEEMS LIKE THE MOUNTS I RIDE AT MY BARN ARE ALWAYS GETTING SOLD, ANY TIPS?
Getting a chance to ride horses owned by the customers at your barn sounds like a great opportunity! Since each horse is different, the challenges of riding several mounts can help enhance and/or improve your riding skills. Each horse that you ride will provide enjoyment as well as a chance to have some new learning experiences. You did not share how much time you spend with each horse or if the horses you rode were all sale horses, but when a horse does sell, you may want to think about how you had a small part in that sale and how that is an achievement you can be proud of!
WOULD YOU EVER CONSIDER OWNING ANOTHER HORSE IN THE FUTURE OR DO YOU WANT TO BRING ALONG FUTURE PROSPECTS TO SHOW AND SELL?
Yes, owning horses and bringing along future prospects, certainly, are a integral part of what I would like to achieve as a young professional. In addition, developing necessary resources and enhancing and continuing to develop my riding skills are equally important to me.
WHAT DO YOU PLAN TO PICK AS YOUR COLLEGE MAJOR?
Sports Management, which combines business and exercise science, seems very interesting to me but I will wait until I have completed additional courses before I make a final decision. I have looked at the Equine Science minor as a possible option as well.
Thank you for your continued support and confidence!
Talk to you later,