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post #31 of 34 Old 01-14-2012, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Creampuff View Post
My jobs aren't lavish, but I do love them. At home, there's food on the table, bills are paid, gas is in the car... So as long as that's covered, I'm happy with whatever I make.

I work for a local livery in Kickapoo State Park with 24 head (including my own), I also teach riding lessons there and I'm starting 3 of our horses (1 was partially trained -- was in a clinic but didn't "catch on"), as well as working with the green broke ones. I'm by far no professional trainer, but the horses learn what they need to before going out on the trails and that's all I ask for. Here, I get salary + tips & lesson fees.

My other job is the groom & "unofficial manager" at a local boarding stable, about a 10-minute drive from the other barn. I work only mornings and usually make $20 a day (hourly pay) and I work 5 days a week for the 3 horses we currently have.

CCnDodger, are you in Turkey Run or another park in Indiana??
We are in Whitewater Memorial State Park down south of Richmond, Indiana :) Turkey Run is close to you isnt it. We looked at taking over a new equestrian type park in Covered Bridge State Park.

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post #32 of 34 Old 01-17-2012, 10:23 PM
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Great thread, I also want to work in the horse industry. After high school I'm planning on moving to Texas to work under a trainer. I'm trying to weigh out other options as well.

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post #33 of 34 Old 01-18-2012, 07:49 AM
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Just some highlights, went to high school while working on race tracks (TBs and STBs), managed a small TB farm for 3 years. Came west and cowboyed 10 years full-time, starting liking people more and went to college to become a therapist. Been doing that for 14 years, continue to do day work for ranches and am a polo groom during our season.

Starting at the tracks, I was always interested in the rehab work that popped up. Used to haunt the vets who worked at each track. Did some light coursework when that was available. Eventually got to assist more and more. Rehab has always been a part of my horse work. So, stepping over to work with people wasn't really much of a change.
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post #34 of 34 Old 02-07-2012, 08:36 PM
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Camp Counselor!
At my barn's winter and summer camps(:
The first week is awesome, but then it starts to go down hill
7-10 kids, all on horses at once? OH GOSH!
Some kids can be great and others just ignore you.
They always improve and they love all our activities(:
I stay motivated by drinking lots of coffee and knowing that at the end of the week I'll have money to get stuff for my horse(:
Some of my motivation comes from my knowing that I'm learning things too(:
And it's just awesome to be out there with great people and wonderful horses from dawn till dusk. Nothing like it <3

I live to ride and I ride to live
Horses are just angels without wings
11/01/09 <3 my horse left hoof prints on my heart
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