Originally Posted by DanielDauphin
You don't say what you are applying for, but I can say that in my experience, every single horse job that I ever tried for, the first thing they did was hand me a horse that they knew and I didn't 't. Every time! As an employer in the horse industry I'm the same way. It is an unfortunate truth, but 75% of the kids coming out of these "horse Colleges" aren't qualified to lead a horse down the barn isle and tie it up.
I will take practical, hands on experience over a piece of paper every time.
I don't say this to discourage you, but to give you a "Real World" point of view . I had an intern from William Woods for a summer. She and I got along well and still talk regularly. I went up there for her graduation and was shocked at how green most of those Seniors were at handling a horse.
Sorry if that was too long. Bottom line, they're going to hand you a horse, and if they are any good, they'll know right away how far along you are so be blunt and honest. Nobody wants to deal with riders who have unrealistic lay inflated opinions of themselves, whereas many people will happily take on a green kids who works hard and can be molded exactly like they want.
No no, not for a job, it's for a horse camp, they need to know what level I am so they can put me on a horse that suits my abilities