Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
I work in the industry. Well, I'm 6 days away from my due date with baby #2 so I'm not working right now, but I have worked full time with standies for about 7 years. Tha last year or so I have been managing a rehab/breeding farm that does almost exclusively stdbs.
As for the real job thing....my folks said that about the horses. "When are you going to get a real job?!" Well, the stbds have paid my mortgage and bought new vehicles and generally supported my riding horse habit so it CAN be a real job. It has also allowed me the opportunity to travel, even in different countries. You have to seek out good trainers to work for and be prepared to work hard, but you can make a good living if you are smart about it. If you are very interested in it, consider giving it a try. I can say I genuinely enjoy my job every day. How many people with "real jobs" can say that?
~Lindsay~ Mom of 2, wife to the goldsmith, doula and childbirth educator in training, life-long horse dork