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post #1 of 4 Old 03-16-2009, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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Working Students?

What is generally involved in a working student position? How do such arrangements usually work?
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post #2 of 4 Old 03-16-2009, 01:17 PM
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Well, when I did it (If it is what I think you are referring to) It usually involved me going out in the mornings to turn in, feed, and get the lesson horses ready. Then I would go out and scrub water buckets and then help with whatever else needed to be helped with. I would usually get a lesson for every 2 or 3 hours I worked. Eventually, I ended up test-riding horses at auctions, helping with sales, and riding out the quirks of the lesson horses so it was a little bit less menial work, but I still wasnt getting paid in anything but riding. Thats how I think it normally works.

Sometimes though, if you are working under a BNT or traveling, there is shared housing included and showing opportunities.
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That's sort of how I thought it would work. So, generally, how do people find these sort of postions? Throught their instructors or are there places to find this kind of info?
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post #4 of 4 Old 03-16-2009, 03:01 PM
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Im sure you could talk to your instructor. But I found it by calling places in the phone book and online.

"Hey, I'm looking to get around horses some more and was wondering if I could muckstalls/feed/etc in exchange for lessons"
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