Well I can't decide if I am excited or not hehe but I just rang the boys I used to work for as a track rider, they gave me my current horse. Last I heard they were giving up both over 60 but I am informed they have a 2yr old colt & 3 yr old filly that they are starting. So I have been requested to back the 2yr old & the filly has already had a trial but they need a track rider.
I love these old boys to pieces but they are typical race guys, dodgy, slow to pay & not always trust worthy but I have to admit I have been missing track work a bit. But I also think track work doesn't help my riding position on the flat.
Am I mad or should I just do it anyway cause I almost feel like I owe them one cause they have given me a lovely horse :)
I guess it would worry me that you may not get paid on time.... but if that isnt an issue that would be a cool thing to do. As long as they treat you and the horses right I would go for it... you may not be able to in the future.
It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.- Paul "Bear" Bryant (Former college football coach)
They do treat the horses right & they treat me well, a lot better than other race people I have worked for in the past. The money thing isn't too much of a concern after thinking about it over night cause I guess I look like they just gave me my horse when they could of easily asked for at least a few $$s :)
They do a lot more ground work than heaps of other race people as well, I have yet to have a problem backing one of their horses. It's good really, cause other stables I have worked at getting on the youngsters for the first time is a bit of a your life in their hands moment but I do really trust these guys work & the way they break their horses in.
Being a little person I often get asked to be the first person on the horses back & often don't know how much has been done prior I'm just the jockey hehe but at least I always know there is a good base of ground work done with their horses which is always a relief.
Together with these guys I have started over 10 horses for them, my current horse included.