01-27-2010, 06:17 PM
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I have worked for many different top trainers. After completing my associates degree in horse training and stable management I took and internship/student position with John Dean. John paid me $100/wk. Some pay, some don't. It depends on your needs and expierience. If you are serious about starting a career with horses, you need to start at the bottom. I have mucked my fair share of horse stalls and was the go getter. I worked my way up to a job with a trainer that paid me $2100/month. It is a hard life style and dedication is your unlitimate priority. If not, your wasting your time, because there are plenty of other people out there that are competing for the same position. You will work 6 days a week, 10-12 hours a day(depending on the type of trainer,operation) The horse industry is in constant struggle...but is also very rewarding in many areas. If your not getting paid, make sure they spend some amount of time teaching you something in return...thats the only way its worth it. Take something with you....not just the expierience...knowledge to get you further.