i need advice.

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

i need advice.

This is a discussion on i need advice. within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    06-23-2010, 04:14 PM
Exclamation i need advice.

I just got a call from a beautiful farm giving me an interview for a groom job. And I am extremley nervous as this is my first real interview and it's a upscale barn. Any Advice and if any of you attend this barn that would be wonderful! COGI FARM, Equestrian Community, Pawling NY, Dressage, Hunter Jumper that is the site for the barn. Thankyou.
Sponsored Links
    06-23-2010, 04:16 PM
What kind of advice are you looking for? How to dress? How to act?
    06-23-2010, 04:20 PM
Yeah And what exactly I need to know.
    06-23-2010, 04:21 PM
That place is GOREGOUS. Just saying. Wow if I lived in ny I would definitely board my horse there! And yeah, what kind of advice? How to dress? Act?
    06-23-2010, 04:23 PM
Just let them know about your passion and experience with horses and dress nice, but not too nice, just don't go in jeans boots and a t shirt, that might be rude?
    06-23-2010, 04:23 PM
Originally Posted by LeosAmericanShadow    
that place is GOREGOUS. Just saying. Wow if I lived in ny I would definitely board my horse there! And yeah, what kind of advice? How to dress? Act?
Basically and Facts that I need to know about the job.
    06-23-2010, 04:28 PM
Well, how often are you going to be working and what kind of things are they going to have you do?
    06-23-2010, 04:30 PM
I don't know what you'll need to know. Only the person interviewing you will know if you have the skill sets for which they're looking.

As far as dressing for the interview, I'm going to assume it's at the barn and not some office, so you should wear a decent pair of slacks (no jeans!), some boots or shoes that would be appropriate for walking around a barn, and either a button down shirt or a nice polo.

Your hair should be tied back if it's long, and use minimal makeup. Small hoop or post earrings and an understated necklace are fine, but no rings, bracelets, or watches that can get caught on buckets, stall doors, or any of the other myriad things around a barn.

If you have dragon lady claw fingernails, cut them to a more reasonable length. Fingernail polish should be either clear or neutral. No wild designs or crazy colors.

Be polite, and act interested and pay attention to the what the interviewer is saying. Maintain eye contact and smile when appropriate.

Do not speak about personal things that have nothing to do with the job. They're unnecessary, and will make you look unprofessional.

Answer all questions promptly, and to the best of your abilities.

Good luck.
    06-23-2010, 04:31 PM
Hard to know without knowing the job description.

They will want to know your experience, apart from caring for your own horse.

Have you shown? To what level? Did you do your own show prep? Who were your previous instructors? Will they give you references?

Trainers or barn owners where you've boarded? Will they give you references?

Can you braid? Pull manes? Trim heads and ankles? Pull and bang a dressage tail? Are you familiar with the different grooming and turnout conventions for hunters and for dressage? Can you drive a van or truck and trailer? Can you drive a tractor and run a manure spreader and a bushhog?

Can you lunge? Do you understand how to lunge in cavesson and side reins?

Are you comfortable getting beginners to the ring for lessons? Checking girths and adjusting stirrups?
    06-23-2010, 04:34 PM
If not Jeans, should I wear my jodhpurs with my pasture shoes?

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need advice.... creativity Horse Talk 6 11-30-2009 07:46 PM
I need some advice! countrygirl25 Horse Training 8 06-09-2009 12:35 AM
Advice for Bit on 3 yo Pinto Pony Horse Training 6 08-02-2008 04:03 AM
Need Advice To Give Advice browneyedcowgirl13 Horse Training 10 06-06-2008 01:20 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:30 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0