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        07-23-2014, 06:37 PM
    You haven't got a job in the horse industry because, plain & simple, there is no money in the horse industry. A money losing industry doesn't have well paid, needing a degree positions. Most jobs are shovelling manure out of stalls and those positions are done by minimum wage employees trying to pay for board or lessons. Sure there is a few positions that pay well, but you land those jobs by WHO you know not by WHAT you know.
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        07-29-2014, 03:41 PM
    Green Broke

    I am home again. I did part of the trail period at the new job but decided against it, even though I was very torn. The yard was very strict and the bosses were rude. I worked really hard to get my degree and this job was nothing I hadn't done before so decided against it. I thought that I would be learning so much about Equine rehabilitation but I didn't at all. I also felt that it wouldn't be right for my horse, my number one man as I would have had to look after him their way. It wasn't somewhere I enjoyed being put it that way! Maybe if I had been able to live at home and escape it for a few hours a day it would have been fine but the hours I worked out were 12 hours a day, so 84 hours a week for 80/week (upped to 100/week after a month). So I would have been working **** hard for less than 1/hour, no thanks. Its a shame though.

    I am glad I have a part time horsey job at the weekends even though the show season is nearly over. At least I have time to so some work around the yard at home for now! The search goes on.
        07-29-2014, 03:48 PM
    Green Broke
    I know the struggle. I too have a degree in training and here in the states a degree in riding means nothing. Almost laughable. I currently work in the auto industry but I am looking to get back into training here very shortly. Opportunities to do what you love only come up once in a while. Yes it's less money, yes it's hard work, yes it's a hard living. But I'd rather be making a lot less and wake up excited to go to work, than be making more at a job I hate.
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