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Old 12-13-2012, 01:26 PM
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So, I went ahead and contacted my sort of mentor/contact for all things horse feet and asked if she would be interested in doing an internship with me if I completed that short course in Detroit first. We will see where that goes.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:34 PM
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I heard some really good advice early on in our marriage that I've tried to take to heart in every decision we have to make:

Don't do what best for you, or best for them. Do what is best for your marriage.

This program might be best for you, but is it best for your marriage? (I don't know the answer to that). Is being away for 4 months going to put a strain on your marriage? Is now the only time you can do it? Is there another option (like an apprenticeship) that would accomplish the same goals and keep you together?

Same for Josh--is him working long hours and/or keeping this job best for the marriage? (Again, I don't know the answer). Is there a way he can take a week of vacation each month to come see you? Can he work remotely for a few months?

The "Is this really best for my marriage?" question has made me choose a lot of paths over the last 5 years that I would not have chosen had I been single. That's okay though. I wouldn't trade what we have for all the opportunities in the world.

No one can figure out what the best option is except you guys. Lots and lots of talking and planning and making sure that you are both comfortable with the choice you make!
Really, really good advice!
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:18 PM
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Do it. You'll be done in no time. Phones are great and drive home on the weekend.

Have you ever followed your farrier and trimmed before to be sure this is what you want to do? It's back breaking and clients are difficult(many of my friends I love lol!) and it's cold outside etc. my husband trims only and learned from our farrier and does a few local horses now. In demand here but he hates bending over!
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Honestly, DH and I lived apart for a full year and while I hated it at times, it was worth it. We were engaged, not married, but planning the wedding, so might have well have been. LOL

We were over 600 miles apart, so weekends weren't an option. In your shoes I'd take the leap, live at the site during the week and come home on weekends. No way would I commute that daily.
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:12 AM
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Do it. You'll be done in no time. Phones are great and drive home on the weekend.

Have you ever followed your farrier and trimmed before to be sure this is what you want to do? It's back breaking and clients are difficult(many of my friends I love lol!) and it's cold outside etc. my husband trims only and learned from our farrier and does a few local horses now. In demand here but he hates bending over!
Yes I have. I've been talking with her on this for several years throwing the idea around. I've shadowed her several times. On Tuesday I get to go watch her do a herd of Percheron's. So excited! Haha.

Even if I don't make this a full time career, and do trims/shoeing for a steady, but small amount of clients while working another job as well, I know it is something that I want. Eventually, I want to work directly with a handful of vets dealing with Navicular. So, I know what I'm getting myself in to. It's something I will never get rich at, but I've always been interested in, and enjoyed.

Stardogs- dang! What had you in that position for so long?!
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