Ok, so on Sunday I called a stable about a job. Our racing season is winding down now and we are off for 6 weeks without any racing, so that's 6 weeks without pay. Not good... I've been looking for a way out of the racing industry as well, as there is just not enough money in it anymore.
I got a call back that day and talked to the BM/ riding instructor. When he found out my background and experience he basically hired me right there. I went in the next day and filled out some paperwork and theyre starting me on thursday. I got to pick what days and how many hours I wanted to work which was really nice. He also said that because of my experience he wants to start me at a higher pay than what they usually start people at.
Its all cool. Basically cleaning stalls, feeding, turning out, haying, cleaning the barn, etc. im just nervous. I've never been around riding horses. And this is a really nice place. They pay $600 a month for stall rent. Theres a huge indoor and outdoor arena, big paddocks, etc.
Im scared. I don't want to blow this. Im also taking a course soon to become a certified equine massage therapist. Hopefully working there would help my business. Around the racetrack (atleast the one im at) people don't really use things like those because they don't have the money, and they don't really believe it helps. So I had to get out of there to find people that did use it. im going to pee my pants!