I love taking a long drive and seeing all the horse farms that are out in the country. Every once in awhile, I stop my car next to one of the long fences surrounding the farm, and pet the horses that wander up to me because they are curious. One day, an owner of one of the properties walked over to say hello to me, and he told me about how he does racehorse training and all the other interesting things he does.
That conversation was a turning point for me in my life. The man I met that day is now my boss. He invited me to come meet some of his horses, and he had a lot of interesting stories about what he does for a living. I had been down on my luck for awhile, and I needed a better job. He asked me if I knew anything about training, and I was honest and told him that I didn’t. He suddenly asked if I would be interested in working for him, and he would train me. I jumped on that opportunity right away!
I have been there for a year now. I have learned so much, and I love everything that I do at work each day. I have trained three separate horses, and one of them has gone on to win a race! Investors buy the horses after we are done training them, and they go on to live a great life racing and being pampered. I am now training a very young horse who was born to two horses that won a really big, annual racing show that is popular in our country. It gives me a lot of pride and joy to see one of mine win. And because this young horse has parents who won the big race, this new one is expected to do the same.