So by now, I know we were supposed to have come up with what we wanted to independently learn about. I have been pondering what that something is that I just really truly want to learn about?! In all my education I have really never been given this option–it’s been more of here is a theme, and you can do whatever you want with it as long as it fits a required level of guidelines. This brings me back around to the fact that now that I have been given this option, what in the world am I going to learn about!?
I have several ideas–I’ll list them and describe them, and then maybe someone along the way can suggest what they think would be the most interesting route to go!
Idea 1: So I am heavily involved in the horse industry–I own three of my own horses, and have several others that I am riding for other people. Additionally, I have worked for a guy who shows Percheron draft horses in which I have traveled all over the country with which was an amazing experience. One thing that I have always struggled with though is knowing specific bit names and what ways each category/style can and should be used. Even though I have a fairly good grasp on what I use on my riding/barrel horses, I am not as good in that department with the draft horses/driving horse bits. So my thought was to maybe do extensive research on different bits for different types of riding/showing/driving and conduct a powerpoint presentation with pictures of various bits and their uses/purpose.
Idea 2: I love traveling, and would someday like to travel to a foreign country–so my idea was that maybe I could pick a country to which I would love to go, and learn the language of that specific country over the next four and a half months.
Those two ideas were truly what I thought would be interesting to do for this class–however, I have struggled with wondering if the first one would be challenging/interesting enough and the second one I didn’t know how I would gauge my success of truly learning that specific language. Therefore, that is why I need opinions!! Feel free to share your ideas with me, because I would definitely appreciate any and all of them!!
*All photo credits go to me!