Kim Rose Jumping | 4 Questions | 11 Answers

What are opinions on careers in equestrian world. Should I go to college straight after school or take a year off to show to get more experience under my belt before I go forward ?

What are opinions on careers in equestrian world. Should I go to college straight after school or take a year off to show to get more experience under my belt before I go forward ?
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I think it's totally a personal preference. Some people prefer to go to college first and earn that degree to fall back on. Others would rather go the year off route. Neither of them are bad choices it just depends on the person
The best situation would be to go directly to collage to get a back up degree, and keep riding and showing as much as possible. Then go into a working student/apprenticeship and work your way up.
I think it would depend on what career you're interested in and what colleges in your area offer. For me, college was the best choice because I was pursuing equine business. If you're wanting to train, you could choose either path.

Going to college could open up a whole lot of opportunities that you might not otherwise have, but taking a year off and apprenticing could give you valuable experience and opportunities to work and train so you can see if training really is what you want to pursue.
I was thinking about on my year off like apprenticeship with a trainer and barn manager to get the reality of it.
I would go to collage and have something to fall back on in cause the professional world isn't for you
You shouldn't it may cause hurt the tendon, etc. Also it may feel uncomfortable for the horse.
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