What inspired you to study this course?
I wanted to eventually start up my own horse business, and although I’m still not sure what it will look like, we decided that a business course would be of benefit to me.
What do you do with your horse?
I have a trick riding horse called Haddie, and we perform with the HLS Performance Team around Australia. My other horse, Jake, is a 6-year-old Lake Frome brumby who I’ve trained from the first touch on him. We do a bit of everything alongside trick riding – mounted games, tricks, jumping, archery and cattle work mainly! I’m also currently studying a diploma of Equine Myofunctional Therapy, which I apply to my horses as well.
If you were a millionaire, what dream plan do you have for you and your horse?
If I was a millionaire, I would buy a large property and build a training facility! And also improve my gear, and give myself more learning
opportunities. I probably wouldn’t sit back and relax, but instead would focus on setting myself up for further successes and achieving my goals.
What did you enjoy about your study with International Horse College?
I enjoyed learning about the equine business industry, and the different pathways that can be explored. It opened my eyes to different structures and techniques for starting a successful business.
What is in the future for you in the equine industry?
I hope to travel to America again to continue improving my trick riding skills and knowledge, and hopefully come home to make trick riding a career. I also look to start up an equine sports therapy and training business to fund my passion for horses. I currently have a small clothing business – The Tricky Pony Co, which I may combine with my other business ideas.
What would you say to someone who is thinking about doing a course with International Horse College?
As with any course, be sure to check that the course you are looking at studying meets your needs and wants.