Stay with the good education. I'm finishing my Master's degree this year and I can work in the horse industry in a different way while making a better living than a horse trainer/barn manager/groom etc. Plus there is a safe fall back into other industries with a good education.
I’m 17 and I’ve looked into like every horse career possible and even vets aren’t paid well.. lots of the jobs are inconsistent and lots of them you can’t work from just anywhere.. also the thing is if the economy goes bad people’s worries aren’t gonna be with their horses.. that could be bad 😫 I’d say do what makes you happy but Sometimes it is easier just to get a job that helps you afford horses and if the stars a-line get a side job with horses (like part time instructor, etc)❤️
No, stay in education. There is no academy I can think of that can't wait until after your exams. Given your relative newness to horses reinforces this opinion. Having your LC behind you opens a lot more doors.