Well. My Mom applied me for an internship/working student position.

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  • is a working pupil involving horses the same as an internship?
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    05-22-2012, 02:39 PM
Well. My Mom applied me for an internship/working student position.

Yeah she didn't tell me until after the fact.

She found an ad and answered it, didn't tell me til she had already set up a date to go visit and "test ride".

Now I'm not going to say no because I do think it could be fun....But there's kind of a problem.

I ride western performance and gaming...The barn trains dressage/jumpers.

Now I have jumped, done HUS and dressage before...Doesn't mean I'm good at it. I'm a touch worried. It's been so long since I've done anything except popping over logs on the trail. I used to ride a barn horse when I was doing small shows for kicks, but it's been FOREVER since I rode him.

So the position allows me to work four hours a week in exchange for one lesson. I can haul in or use one of their ponies/horses (Which I plan on doing...)

I can't decide if I'm excited or not. I mean, my main focus will always be western hands down, but this could be a fun experience for the summer. On the other hand I am really not good at adapting to new positions...I've gotten into a niche at my current barn and I worry that the BO won't be someone I get along with, that the people won't either, that maybe the horses won't be trained the same....I'm probably being ridiculous, but it does cross my mind. I've been training at my current barn and training my own horses with the same methods that I don't want to look like an idiot if I can't learn the new trainer's methods very well.

Anywho I think we are going out friday...Just doing the routine psyching myself out is all...
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    05-22-2012, 02:41 PM
It doesn't hurt to go look...you may love it! Good luck!
    05-22-2012, 02:42 PM
I would have been slightly annoyed that she replied to the ad for you. That being said, take advantage of the opportunity. Don't pass up the chance to add more tools to your belt.
    05-22-2012, 03:22 PM
I think she thinks she's doing you a favor; I wouldn't stress on it. It's not like anything's set in stone yet. Take it as a chance to learn more about a different discipline.
    05-22-2012, 03:47 PM
Oh parents. My mom applied for my first job for me, but hey... I got an interview and got the job and have been working there for close to three years, could be a great thing for you to try.
    05-22-2012, 05:51 PM
MH - I actually am pretty irritated LOL. Especially since I already have a job...But fur hours a week wouldn't kill my schedule so we'll see how it turns out...Upside being, I like jumper ponies.

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