Ok, well this year, as some of you may know, I have being doing a Cert 1 in Stablehand via VET (Vocational Education Teaching?) on Fridays as part of my studies.... Well just last week I have found out, after going for over half a year, that the head of organising the VET courses for our school did NOT enrol me for the paperwork side of the course - so you might as well say I just did workplace experience... which was doing stuff I already knew.. aka no beneficial part, apart from being with the horses so I might as well have just been using that valuable time on my studies… and horsing around after school – not to mention I don’t cope as well with the whole, “racehorse get rid of” process... I will also be down 20 points in my SACE (we need a certain amount to pass into year 12..
Mum ran around for me whilst I was at school (Go mum!! ) and went to the people I am working for and let them know what is going on. They agree that the lady who was meant to organise my TAFE part has stuffed up – seems not the first time…hence they think she is a bit of a time waster... Well what the awesome part? The people I am working for NEVER do apprenticeships… Guess what… THEY offered me an apprenticeship position for next year AND I can stay for the rest of this year!!! So excited! The only down side is that among other things (I am comfortable with) I have to do a little bit of track work… racehorses you say…why yes. Little me (5’9 so a bit exaggerating…lol) hasn’t ridden forward moving horses before so I explained my worries and… I’m getting LESSONS to brush up on my skills and to help regain a bit of my confidence – then I will go to the track and do some LIGHT track work under the lady’s guidance (from where I have been working). I’m really excited... I’ve never had lessons (well… I’ve had ones from friends but no one like this!) and this may sound a posh, but I’m getting private hour lessons So happy… I reckon this will really help me as it will be one on one and it will work better for name that way I reckon. Whee… yeah… kind of hyped... mum just said my first lesson is this Friday at 10am!!! Im getting roughly 10 one hour lessons – money limits us as they are $55 a hour private lesson and I have to take it out my car money, so we have a limit – but I’m hoping we may get a special ..12 for 10 as they do specials like this…we’ll see
Im just really excited.. I was saying that its alot of money and what does my mum say?
"horses are your life workign goal right?" Me: "YES!!!" Mum: "Then its worth it.. work your butt off on thses lessons"