12-20-2011, 12:54 AM
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So today was my second day and I also moved some of my things as its live in. Talk about a long day! Had to leave my house by 430 to get here by 6. Yuck! Thankfully I won't be doing that much :) I am in love! It's an easy but tough job if that makes any sense, I didn't feel half as stupid today now that I know how they handle their horses and how they want me to handle them. I've realized that it's easy to give scratches when grooming so the no petting rule is a bust, it's more of a no "coochy coochy coo" rule anyways. I think I've decided I'm not going to openly post the name of the ranch because I'm sure at some point I'm going to want to whine about it and annoying customers at some point and I want to have a place to vent and not be putting anyone down. Although I personally wouldn't (and won't) do a few of their training techniques it's still a job and a learning experience so I'm not complaining! :)
My job is the trainers assistant which means no mucking or feeding, I tack up, lounge, groom, braid, and keep track of what horses are where and who needs what. I will be riding soon, and will be taking care of everything when the trainer travels (ahh!) it's INTENSE. Today, among other things, I hiked up the driveway in pitch black to retrieve a mare from turnout who spooked the whole way down every time my body moved at all(like walking..I was praying I wouldn't trip and have her spook right over top of me), locked myself out of my new home and had to break in, had a down and dirty moment with a stud colt who thinks he's hot shizz, and was shot at twice by a bb gun out of nowhere. Wow. Talk about a start to a new life!
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