Horses in law school?

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Horses in law school?

Postby piccolittle » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:15 pm

I know this is a bit of a random topic, but I'm hoping maybe someone can help out. I'm about to start an LLM at either William & Mary or UCLA (waitlisted, so unlikely), and I'm looking to bring my horse. Coming from a UK law school where our class schedule runs to about 10 hours a week, I'm anxious to know whether I'll have time to ride and compete at a US school. What does the daily class schedule generally look like? I know it's a bit ignorant of me to ask, but do classes run all day, 9-5, or are there some free periods in the day? How much studying per day do you feel is necessary? Bear in mind the classes I'll be taking will be 3L or equivalent. Do you all have time for sports/extracurriculars- has anyone brought a horse to LS?

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Re: Horses in law school?

Postby Ragged » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:16 pm

Horseback riding is animal abuse.

HTH

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Re: Horses in law school?

Postby piccolittle » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:18 pm

Ragged wrote:Horseback riding is animal abuse.

HTH


Thanks, troll! All opinions are appreciated :mrgreen:

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Re: Horses in law school?

Postby JordynAsh » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:19 pm

I thought you were referring to ugly women. No idea how an actual horse would figure into the LS equation.

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Re: Horses in law school?

Postby hotdoglaw » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:20 pm

Okay, maybe if we pretend your horse is a dog you'll get more helpful input. Idk what it takes to keep a horse, but I'd say a fair number of people have dogs and maybe they could give you some prospective since your question is really about the amount of free time in LS, not about horses...

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Re: Horses in law school?

Postby savesthedayajb » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:21 pm

If you take your horse to UCLA, the closest places that I know people hold their horses is up by Griffith Park (about 20-40min away depending on traffic) or out in the north end of the San Fernando Valley (about 45 min away)

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Re: Horses in law school?

Postby solidsnake » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:23 pm

Horses make great pets during law school!!!!!

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Re: Horses in law school?

Postby Ragged » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:24 pm

piccolittle wrote:
Ragged wrote:Horseback riding is animal abuse.

HTH


Thanks, troll! All opinions are appreciated :mrgreen:


It is though, I saw a special on that once... you wouldn't happen to also want to practice animal law, would you? Cuz that would be lolz.

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Re: Horses in law school?

Postby piccolittle » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:26 pm

Wow, you guys are fast.

I might be interested in equine law, but no, not much of a market for that.

Ragged, what was the name of the special you saw?

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Re: Horses in law school?

Postby 270910 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:28 pm

A couple of people bring their horses to class every day, it's not a big deal. The crap in the hall gets old though...h

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Re: Horses in law school?

Postby Ragged » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:28 pm

piccolittle wrote:Wow, you guys are fast.

I might be interested in equine law, but no, not much of a market for that.

Ragged, what was the name of the special you saw?



Its in Russian... its called Horse Encyclopedia.(roughly) Some eyeopening stuff. There were tears.

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Re: Horses in law school?

Postby splay » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:31 pm

I can't imagine riding through law school. I couldn't even keep riding through my undergrad, sadly. School + work + social life left no time for it. If you're willing to have no life outside of school and riding, go for it. Not sure how you would keep competing though. Good luck, in any case.

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Re: Horses in law school?

Postby OneKnight » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:33 pm

savesthedayajb wrote:If you take your horse to UCLA, the closest places that I know people hold their horses is up by Griffith Park (about 20-40min away depending on traffic) or out in the north end of the San Fernando Valley (about 45 min away)


There are stables near Granada Hills, but W&M is probably your best bet for horses anyway.
http://www.stonehousestables.com/ boards horses, and it's less than 30 mins drive from the College

B/C you'll be an LLM, I could actually see this working (I would tell a potential JD that they are completely insane)

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Re: Horses in law school?

Postby piccolittle » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:34 pm

Ragged wrote:
piccolittle wrote:Wow, you guys are fast.

I might be interested in equine law, but no, not much of a market for that.

Ragged, what was the name of the special you saw?



Its in Russian... its called Horse Encyclopedia.(roughly) Some eyeopening stuff. There were tears.


Ah yeah, I see. That's more about haute ecole, trick and higher level performance stuff... really don't agree with much of that myself. Believe me, there are very big debates in the horse world about many of the practices used in that kind of training, as well as the harsh equipment used. Thankfully, nothing to do with me and my horse.

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Re: Horses in law school?

Postby kittenmittons » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:35 pm

JordynAsh wrote:I thought you were referring to ugly women. No idea how an actual horse would figure into the LS equation.

subtle I will be the prettiest girl in my law school trolling

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Re: Horses in law school?

Postby piccolittle » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:35 pm

OneKnight wrote:
savesthedayajb wrote:If you take your horse to UCLA, the closest places that I know people hold their horses is up by Griffith Park (about 20-40min away depending on traffic) or out in the north end of the San Fernando Valley (about 45 min away)


There are stables near Granada Hills, but W&M is probably your best bet for horses anyway.
http://www.stonehousestables.com/ boards horses, and it's less than 30 mins drive from the College

B/C you'll be an LLM, I could actually see this working (I would tell a potential JD that they are completely insane)


I've actually been looking at Stonehouse as a potential place for my horse (Jack). Do you know it personally?

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Re: Horses in law school?

Postby Ragged » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:38 pm

piccolittle wrote:
Ragged wrote:
piccolittle wrote:Wow, you guys are fast.

I might be interested in equine law, but no, not much of a market for that.

Ragged, what was the name of the special you saw?



Its in Russian... its called Horse Encyclopedia.(roughly) Some eyeopening stuff. There were tears.


Ah yeah, I see. That's more about haute ecole, trick and higher level performance stuff... really don't agree with much of that myself. Believe me, there are very big debates in the horse world about many of the practices used in that kind of training, as well as the harsh equipment used. Thankfully, nothing to do with me and my horse.



From what I understood haute ecole method is actually a good (and humane) way to train a horse. Anyways, for your horse's sake, I hope you are not a cruel bastard (or a total moron who doesn't realize what he does).

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Re: Horses in law school?

Postby piccolittle » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:39 pm

splay wrote:I can't imagine riding through law school. I couldn't even keep riding through my undergrad, sadly. School + work + social life left no time for it. If you're willing to have no life outside of school and riding, go for it. Not sure how you would keep competing though. Good luck, in any case.


Thanks for the honesty! I am a bit worried about how it'll all fit together but I'm pretty committed. Is it a matter of not having time because of classes, or do you do other extracurriculars that take/took priority?

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Re: Horses in law school?

Postby piccolittle » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:40 pm

Ragged wrote:From what I understood haute ecole method is actually a good (and humane) way to train a horse. Anyways, for your horse's sake, I hope you are not a cruel bastard (or a total moron who doesn't realize what he does).


Lol... I hope so too.

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Re: Horses in law school?

Postby OneKnight » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:43 pm

piccolittle wrote:
OneKnight wrote:
savesthedayajb wrote:If you take your horse to UCLA, the closest places that I know people hold their horses is up by Griffith Park (about 20-40min away depending on traffic) or out in the north end of the San Fernando Valley (about 45 min away)


There are stables near Granada Hills, but W&M is probably your best bet for horses anyway.
http://www.stonehousestables.com/ boards horses, and it's less than 30 mins drive from the College

B/C you'll be an LLM, I could actually see this working (I would tell a potential JD that they are completely insane)


I've actually been looking at Stonehouse as a potential place for my horse (Jack). Do you know it personally?


I wish I could say I did, but I only know it by reputation (their staff is supposedly great!) You should contact them directly (757-566-0666, sstmbest@cox.net) if you're interested.
Also their FB --> http://www.facebook.com/pages/Toano-VA/ ... 4504868512?

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Re: Horses in law school?

Postby piccolittle » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:44 pm

Knowing them by reputation is perhaps even better! Thanks a lot :)

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Re: Horses in law school?

Postby theadw » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:48 pm

piccolittle wrote:Wow, you guys are fast.

I might be interested in equine law, but no, not much of a market for that.

Ragged, what was the name of the special you saw?


If you're serious about this, there's actually a huge equine law market (unsurprisingly) in Kentucky, though I think that the field is populated almost exclusively by UK & U of L grads.

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Re: Horses in law school?

Postby splay » Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:03 am

piccolittle wrote:
Thanks for the honesty! I am a bit worried about how it'll all fit together but I'm pretty committed. Is it a matter of not having time because of classes, or do you do other extracurriculars that take/took priority?


I've had a job all through my undergrad. Devoting 5 days a week to riding would have been too much on top of that. I still miss it though.

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Re: Horses in law school?

Postby chicagolaw2013 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:50 am

macattaq wrote:Did you say horses?


Funniest thing I have seen in a really really long time.

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