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Apr 8, 2014 / 27 notes

diaryofaworkingstudent:

fromthehaunches:

diaryofaworkingstudent:

fromthehaunches:

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. so like, this is a good idea, yes? 

classic me: being negative.

If you do not take this opportunity I will come and personally slaughter you. 

I studied in London for a year and it was the best year of my life and I would go back in an actual heartbeat. I’m trying to collect some funds so I can go for my 25 birthday this summer. It is a good idea, it’s the bestest idea there ever was. I had only ever been to Canada before leaving. I hadn’t been on a plan since I was 8. I had never ever lived alone, besides college, but I went home all the time. I was literally jumping head first into the dark. I’ve never had problems being alone before, away from my family. I used to spend summers at camps and what not, however the terror of it all hit me hard and I totally cried in the airport. I had no idea if what I was doing was psychotic or the right choice. My entire life in 3 suitcases. I had to arrive all by myself because I had VISA troubles and came a week late. Navigating shit all by myself was anxiety riddling.

It was one of the craziest, self reflecting, growing time of my life. I totally found myself. I learned how to do so much from getting wrinkle free laundry and how to buy food on the cheap, to navigating foreign countries with no language skills or maps. I slept in train stations for the night so I could save hostel money. I met new people.School was only 3 days and week and was super independent study, but I ended up doing much better than when I was at my American Uni. I broke away from the need to please everyone and be the perfect daughter because I was all alone and these were my decisions. I met one of the most amazing men I’ll probably ever meet. I took risks. I met the real me.

Don’t think about the horses. Just don’t. You can always go down to Hyde Park Stables or take the tube down to the one in Wimbledon Park. I totally cried the first time I went to Hyde Park because horses and it had been 2 months since seeing one. However the experience I gain from living abroad far superseded anything I could of done in the horse world. 

Oh and that amazing guy? Norwegian. Where did I get my European Working Student Position? Norway. Where did I live for a yearish after London? Norway. What did I learn? That I love International Relations and now it’s still directing affecting my life with my Masters Program. 

SO JUST FUCKING GO

Oh and remember how I cried when I left America? I sobbed even harder the whole taxi ride to Heathrow airport. The whole time in the airport, and the whole plane home. I’m actually crying now remembering it all. SO JUST GO.

thank you for this. 
I really think the airport and the flight will be the worst part. just the anticipation, and like, once you get on the plane, you can’t turn back. you’re committed. I’ve never flown alone or travelled alone either. But there’s about 20 students who will be there (not on the plane, we fly on our own schedule), but from our school, and I already know one person. 

The lack of horses are my least of concerns really. I went longer without them when I was in college (it was dreadful), but I’m sure if I really need a horse fix, I can find one.

but seriously. thank you for sharing :)

Honestly that is the worst part. I’m sure you’ll travel around once you get there. You’ll come to love the airport, except Frankfurt Airport(fuck them seriously) and the airplane food(why so good especially Lufthansa and SAS). I ran through all of the movies SAS had and used to be excited when it was a new month because I knew the movies had changed lol. Y

You won’t regret anything I swear. I promise you and I already told you, but I’ll help you with whatever you need. I lived off the Kings Cross station(yea HP’s Kings Cross) and so I know North London really well, but yea. Please go. I’d leave right now if I could. 

I’m really looking forward to being able to travel. it’s going to be so weird being able to travel to several countries in a day, when in Canada, you can drive a day and still be in the same province.

and I’m staying in Camden, fairly close to kings cross. I’ve been to london before, but also have a terrible sense of direction. but yah, I really want to go. I’ve just never done anything anywhere near this big. the hesitancy of making your first, big, adult choice. haha.

Apr 8, 2014 / 27 notes

diaryofaworkingstudent:

fromthehaunches:

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. so like, this is a good idea, yes? 

classic me: being negative.

If you do not take this opportunity I will come and personally slaughter you. 

I studied in London for a year and it was the best year of my life and I would go back in an actual heartbeat. I’m trying to collect some funds so I can go for my 25 birthday this summer. It is a good idea, it’s the bestest idea there ever was. I had only ever been to Canada before leaving. I hadn’t been on a plan since I was 8. I had never ever lived alone, besides college, but I went home all the time. I was literally jumping head first into the dark. I’ve never had problems being alone before, away from my family. I used to spend summers at camps and what not, however the terror of it all hit me hard and I totally cried in the airport. I had no idea if what I was doing was psychotic or the right choice. My entire life in 3 suitcases. I had to arrive all by myself because I had VISA troubles and came a week late. Navigating shit all by myself was anxiety riddling.

It was one of the craziest, self reflecting, growing time of my life. I totally found myself. I learned how to do so much from getting wrinkle free laundry and how to buy food on the cheap, to navigating foreign countries with no language skills or maps. I slept in train stations for the night so I could save hostel money. I met new people.School was only 3 days and week and was super independent study, but I ended up doing much better than when I was at my American Uni. I broke away from the need to please everyone and be the perfect daughter because I was all alone and these were my decisions. I met one of the most amazing men I’ll probably ever meet. I took risks. I met the real me.

Don’t think about the horses. Just don’t. You can always go down to Hyde Park Stables or take the tube down to the one in Wimbledon Park. I totally cried the first time I went to Hyde Park because horses and it had been 2 months since seeing one. However the experience I gain from living abroad far superseded anything I could of done in the horse world. 

Oh and that amazing guy? Norwegian. Where did I get my European Working Student Position? Norway. Where did I live for a yearish after London? Norway. What did I learn? That I love International Relations and now it’s still directing affecting my life with my Masters Program. 

SO JUST FUCKING GO

Oh and remember how I cried when I left America? I sobbed even harder the whole taxi ride to Heathrow airport. The whole time in the airport, and the whole plane home. I’m actually crying now remembering it all. SO JUST GO.

thank you for this. 
I really think the airport and the flight will be the worst part. just the anticipation, and like, once you get on the plane, you can’t turn back. you’re committed. I’ve never flown alone or travelled alone either. But there’s about 20 students who will be there (not on the plane, we fly on our own schedule), but from our school, and I already know one person. 

The lack of horses are my least of concerns really. I went longer without them when I was in college (it was dreadful), but I’m sure if I really need a horse fix, I can find one.

but seriously. thank you for sharing :)

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Apr 8, 2014 / 27 notes

justsaddleup:

keepcalmandride-on:

fromthehaunches:

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. so like, this is a good idea, yes? 

classic me: being negative.

I’ve never been but I would jump at the chance to! 

I feel like it would be a great opportunity & my only thoughts are horse related… Can you still ride? (if you have one) who’s going to take care of your horse…

things like that..  

It’s unlikely that I’ll be able to ride while I’m there, I’m staying right in the city. I’m partboarding a horse right now, and I adore riding her, and I’d be sad not to anymore. and if she was still available when I come back I’d jump at the chance to p/b her again. but I don’t have my own horse, so I wouldn’t have to organize/worry it’s care. 

and thank you everyone for the responses! I’m reading all of them :)

Apr 8, 2014 / 27 notes

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. so like, this is a good idea, yes? 

classic me: being negative.

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Olivier Philippaerts & Hakon de Kalvarie. ❤️
Zangersheide ‘13.

so much beautiful in one picture

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Apr 6, 2014 / 13 notes

indyago:

fromthehaunches:

indyago:

fromthehaunches:

someone teach me about western. I want to learn. 

What do you want to know? :)

I’m just so completely oblivious to all of it. is there like a good book? 
but like. disciplines. tack. etc.

Uhh not that I can think of. There isn’t really a George Morris of the western world, unfortunately. Haha maybe a trip to the library is in order? I’m more than happy to chat with you about it!

yah. that george morris bible is pretty helpful for people interested in english riding. I don’t even know where to start learning about it. haha. if you want. inbox me (if you want) a better way of communication. facebook. msn (does anyone still use that?). email. etc.