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post #1 of 18 Old 10-05-2011, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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So... I was offered a job today...

As I was saddling a couple horses today to go get a calf in, a lady came to the yard and wanted to talk to me about training some horses.

They have 90 horses, and live about half an hour or less away from me. The horses she would like me to work with are smaller horses/pony crosses, about 14 hands. I was told I would just be doing some fine tuning and exposing them to as much as possible. I'm thinking they want to sell these horses as kids horses. I would rather be working with other horses, but this might lead to that, considering they have 90 of 'em.

I really want to do this, but I got thinking:

Volleyball: Tuesday and Thursday, tournaments on weekends

Giving riding lessons on Mondays

Which leaves: Wednesdays and Fridays and maybe Sundays.

Would it be worth it? For me? for them?


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post #2 of 18 Old 10-06-2011, 02:42 AM
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If it's just a matter of exercising and putting wet blankets/miles on them, then 3 days/week would be plenty and should net you some decent pocket change. If there are any unstarted horses in the bunch and they want you to do that, I'd think it wouldn't be enough days to work them consecutively.

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well i can't imgine they want them worked 7 days a week. Maybe just tell them your intrested but just to them your weekly scedule, and see what they say??

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Go for it. I have applied for many jobs now, none have even contacted me for an interview.
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post #5 of 18 Old 10-07-2011, 12:29 AM
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I would definitely look into it at least. If you guys can work out a schedule that works for everyone, then go for it!

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It's an interesting idea, but 90 horses? That's a lot of animals to work alone on 3 days of the week. Even if you only had 10 minutes with each horse on those days you're looking at 15 hours a day. Unlikely that 10 minutes a day would be enough, but if you spent 15 minutes it would over 22 hours. There is a time issue here when dealing with training so many animals.
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post #7 of 18 Old 10-07-2011, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Katesrider011 View Post
Go for it. I have applied for many jobs now, none have even contacted me for an interview.
I agree, and same here. If they are the ones approaching you for a job, don't turn it down.

And do they really expect you to work with all 90 horses? Were they thinking full time, or just a few days each week? My trainer works several days a week at a big barn with a few hundred horses that she helps train and sell. I don't think she's expected to ride and train all 200 (or 300...there's a lot of horses).

Ask these people what they expect, how often you'll be working and how many horses you'll be riding a day.
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post #8 of 18 Old 10-07-2011, 12:35 PM
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Whatever you decide get the specifics in writing. Add you demands as well. Include that you need to be paid daily. For some reason I sense a red flag.
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post #9 of 18 Old 10-07-2011, 01:32 PM
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I understand it to be a few horses not all 90 of them. I would go for it if they are fine with your schedual. I would make sure it is clear exactly what they want from you and what you can give them that way there is no confusion down the road.


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