Good article. Thanks for sharing!
I personally LOVE being a working student. I was a working student for a local trainer for two years, then for one summer for a CCI**** eventer while her husband was stationed in the area (he's in the military and they move around a lot, they are now in Germany). Being a working student has taught me a lot about horses, management, and competition. Each trainer that I have worked for has brought something new for me to learn and each have their different ways of doing it.
Especially for the CCI**** eventer, I was introduced to the BIG names of the sport, and even went down to Buck Davidson's farm in FL (she was his student) for a week to take in the Advanced way of doing things. And going to shows as a groom is amazing! Especially when you are grooming for a horse that is pretty well-known in the area
I'm so excited to get to do it again in the future. Hopefully in KY I will have some great opportunities to do it all over again!