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        06-14-2008, 01:34 AM
      #11
    Weanling
    Hmmm...I agree with mlkarel2010 to an extent. I don't know anything about training horses for these purposes, but I would assume trainging horses for any purpose requires skill, experience, and professionalism. I think starting at a ranch cleaning stalls, assisting trainers, and being an all-around helper would be the right move. You don't want to come across as a fool when they figure out you aren't experienced enough! Good Luck, Brandon!

    Oh, and I've never been to OK- looks FLAT!
         
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        06-14-2008, 02:28 AM
      #12
    Weanling
    Mlk thanks for the advice, and don't get me wrong. I aint rushin into this job and as much as it sounds like I am in my other posts, I am VERY skeptical about this job.. Trust me everythin you said was already on my mind. I know darn well I aint ready to train colts and stuff like that, that is why on Monday when I go to actually talk to the lady face to face that she knows good that I aint experienced to train horses.

    I THINK she just wanted me to ride the horses and put some miles on them. I also know that the chances of these horses buckin on me is pretty high but I will get everythin straightened out on Monday
         
        06-14-2008, 03:44 AM
      #13
    Green Broke
    You seem like a very level headed guy to me Brandon.

    I wish you the best of luck on Monday, and hope everything turns out how you want it. :)
         
        06-14-2008, 01:50 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Brandon
    Mlk thanks for the advice, and don't get me wrong. I aint rushin into this job and as much as it sounds like I am in my other posts, I am VERY skeptical about this job.. Trust me everythin you said was already on my mind. I know darn well I aint ready to train colts and stuff like that, that is why on Monday when I go to actually talk to the lady face to face that she knows good that I aint experienced to train horses.

    I THINK she just wanted me to ride the horses and put some miles on them. I also know that the chances of these horses buckin on me is pretty high but I will get everythin straightened out on Monday
    Exercising would be a good idea... that's pretty much what I do, but hopefully she will help you out and kinda bring you up a step at a time and not just throw you on the greenest thing she has.... also, I would definitely make sure they can flex their head laterally so if something goes wrong you always have the one rein stop..... when riding colts that's normally the only thing stopping you from getting seriously hurt.... trust me I know from having to do this MANY times... another thing of advice.... don't ride a green arabian until you are a lot more confident on colts.....

    Hope it goes well on monday!
         
        06-14-2008, 03:22 PM
      #15
    Showing
    I say go for it! It does look like a nice place, & it's a good opportunity for you.
         
        06-16-2008, 12:39 PM
      #16
    Weanling
    Ok well I met the lady today (Kathy) and we had our meetin. It was in a very nice office buildin, and the girl and her sister where very nice. We started off talkin about experience and I told them, that I didnt have much experience trainin wise, then she said "well that's ok, but can you ride?" and I said "yes, I am a fairly good rider" and she said "ok". Then we talked about hours and she said it didnt matter because they would work around my schedule. We also talked about 1099 and W-2, for taxs and I told them I didnt know much about either one, and I would have to wait to talk with my mom first (I am goin with W-2, now after I just got done talkin with my mom).

    We then talked about workers compensation, and that they didn't know if I wanted that or not. I told them that was pretty much a must have, so they said they would look into it and try to get that for me.

    I also talked somemore about trainin and my job description, and they told me that for the horses buckin, they usually work ground work on them and get them not to buck and if they need to she told they kinda created a rider dummy which they can set on the horses back to kinda test them. They also said that I would be cleanin the horses stalls and basically helpin them repair the damage from teh tornado that hit them.. Which I told them that was fine.

    They didn't tell me how much I would be makin yet, I think they still got to look up somemore into that and stuff.

    Basically the Ranch is run by 3 people, and that's Kathy, her sister, and kathy's husband.

    So if I was to be hired, I would probly be the only employee there for awhile.

    They also talked somemore about that Ranch, and stuff.

    So basically I am going to wait for them to get me workers comp. And then I am going to tell them I want to have W-2 and not the 1099 tax thing.

    They where very nice people, and they asked me if I was still interested and I told them "yes". They said they would try to help compensate me for the gas to get down there, and they said they use to have livin quarters but they got damage in the tornado so they said they would try to work out some livin quarters at the ranch, if I wanted to do that.

    So overall it went well.. what you all think?
         
        06-16-2008, 12:55 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
    I think it went really well! Having worker's comp is a really good thing! I feel bad for them about the tornado because I can TOTALLY relate! I think it would be a good thing, as long as you take it slow at first with the new colts....

    The dummy thing is weird..... just my opinion... i'm supposing they have a round pen, I would deffinitely ride in there until you are very sure of the horse..... and ask about how much training the horse has before you get on it (i made that mistake once didn't do it and got yelled at for doing too advanced stuff on him before he was ready, but he did it perfect, pshh go firgure :roll: )

    I would say go for it, but be careful... and maybe you'll be able to buy a horse and keep it there
         

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