I have an interview for a working student position on Monday and I'm really excited! If all works out, I get training, experience, board and all that WHILE being paid! I'm so happy! The only drag is (and it really isn't a huge one) its a dressage barn and I'm mainly interested in jumping. But I don't mind, the more experience the better, right? And I've contacted a few jumping/eventing barns as well so maybe they will work out.
Has anyone ever done a working student program? I haven't officially, but at an old barn of mine I basically did - helped manage the barn, clean, feed, handle horses, etc. help train, ride.. but I didn't get paid. Basically I'm asking your opinions on this sort of thing, what I should consider when applying, precautions I should take, etc.