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        06-19-2010, 10:38 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    I would definitely ask...there is no reason not to.

    Also, is thee an event center or other place that regularly has shows? You might see if they need help. Or...this one girl at our stable and in the "Pony Posse" (which I've mentioned in other posts) actually works off her pony's expenses and her show fees by going to other shows and setting up a tack cleaning booth and cleans saddles all day. If you do this, be sure to contact the show officials and get permission or find out about a booth.

    Anyway, she is always talking about all the great horse people she met and all of the things she learned. Just a thought.
         
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        06-20-2010, 01:14 PM
      #12
    Foal
    Thanks guys. I think I will ask...just the problem is we rarely see her. I guess if we're at a sale or something and see her I can ask her then, but it's not like we're regularly at her place and I don't really want to just call her..I'd rather talk to her in person.

    I also kind of was considering asking about a job at the stable I take lessons from, but they have a few people working there and all I'd be doing is bringing in horses and feeding them..I wouldn't really be interacting with trainers or learning too much.

    When I finally get the opportunity to ask, I'll let you know how it went.
         
        06-20-2010, 02:21 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    Why not call her and ask if she has some time to talk to you in person, and then set up a time to meet with her? Maybe let her know that you admire and respect her and want to talk to her about your summer. You don't have to give her a lot of details on what is on your mind. I think this will communicate that you are serious and mature enough to ask when a good time for her is.

    Also, work out and rehearse what you want to say when you do see her face to face. I know you don't want it to sound like a rehearsed speech, but if you are anything like I was at your age you may get nervous and freeze up...have your mind go blank. If you have rehearsed there is a chance that SOMETHING of what you want to stay will stick and it will make it easier to regain your composure.

    Some points to hit on... That you are seeking this as a learning experience and want to make something of your summer. Are you expecting pay? If not, let her know that you are wanting the opportunity strictly for the knowledge you will gain. Maybe suggest a "trial period" in which either of you can stop if things are just not going right. I'm sure some other people may have some suggestions too.

    Good luck!!
         

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