thanks everyone for the support, it really helped. realistically I couldn’t turn this down though. I’m so excited to be going to England, it’s something I’ve wanted since I was a kid. I can’t believe this is actually happening!
now to make this post horsie. I’ll be there from september-december. I’m hoping to go to HOYS, but are there any other major shows in the UK (and nearby europe) that might be worthwhile going to?
thank you so much for the support. everyone sharing their stories has meant a lot to me. I think I’m going to go for it. I still have a few more days to decide, but I think I’ve made up my mind.
considering I can’t even make a decision on what I should have for dinner, deciding to do a semester of school in England is huge. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for several years now, and it’s one of those things I never really expected to actually happen.
you guys are amazing :)
the-eventer asked: just up and leaving with no real consequences? And 3, it will literally be the most amazing experience! I'm terrified about going, I don't really know what to expect, and leaving everything i've ever known and all my friends behind is sad and scary, but it's also exciting! I'm sure i'll be a mess at the airport/on the plane, but once I get into a routine, get adjusted and meet a few people it'll be okay! :) You definitely don't want to pass this up, like a band-aid, just DO IT!
haha thank you! I know. I really shouldn’t pass on this opportunity. I have no doubt it will be amazing. I didn’t use the bandaid saying today, I used more along the lines of, when teaching a dog to swim just throw them in the lake. they’ll figure it out.
I can’t keep taking baby steps my entire life. I need to just jump into the lake.
good luck on your working student position! let me know how it goes :)
the-eventer asked: I just saw your post about going abroad and all I wanted to say was GO! Take the opportunity!! I have been offered a working student position over in England starting in the summer, and at first I wasn't sure, but after literally everyone i talked to said the same thing: "What are you crazy!? You can't pass this up!" I realized why. 1. You'll probably never get the opportunity again 2. Even if you do, when in your life will you be free of things tying you down here that will prevent you from---
k. so I know this isn’t horse related, but has anyone ever gone to school abroad? I just got offered a spot for London,England in the fall for 4 months, and I want to go more than anything, but I’m obsessing over why I shouldn’t….
Even if you did have a horse, it isn’t really that hard to find someone to lease your horse for the time you’re away. Or to find riders looking to get extra rides.
not at all. I know several people who I could trust to look after and ride my horse (if I had one) for the few months. I’ll just be sad to lose my partboard horse, especially if she has a new rider by the time I get back and I’ve lost the ride.