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Old 04-22-2019, 10:26 AM
 
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It might be what you THINK your taxes pay for but as a retired high school teacher my experience is most school counselors are way too busy to counsel students on proper job paths...
They have all kinds of other tasks taking up their time
They do maybe three things in a student’s high school life about career/college...

OP—your daughter might want to own a horse ranch but she needs to consider what the future holds for that type of endeavor—
Likely going to be very $$$$ and ecologically difficult==

She might consider just riding horses as a hobby and working with them in other ways
There are psychology programs that use horses as therapy
She could get degree in psychology and learn how to do that
She could get degree in public relations/communications and help create charities to protect animals including horses
She could become a scientist and work on equine disease, learn how to do artificial insemmination/breeding, create various forms of virtual horses
She could become attorney and deal with animal rights
If she is artistic she could design apparel for riders and leather goods, become photographer specializing in animals, create games/toys around horses
Not to mention the fact that she's only 11. I've never heard of an elementary school with career guidance counselors, nor a middle school. I think it's premature to be thinking in terms of nurturing a career interest. The OP can support her interest in horses, by providing opportunities to go riding.

I don't know if she's too old for these collector-quality toy horses:
https://www.breyerhorses.com

Last edited by Ruth4Truth; 04-22-2019 at 11:12 AM..
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Old Today, 09:08 PM
 
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You might want to keep in mind the dangers of "snowplow parenting" and let her find her own way.

How Parents Are Robbing Their Children of Adulthood
Today’s “snowplow parents” keep their children’s futures obstacle-free

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/16/s...g-scandal.html
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