Working Students?

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

Working Students?

This is a discussion on Working Students? within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    03-16-2009, 12:18 PM
Working Students?

What is generally involved in a working student position? How do such arrangements usually work?
Sponsored Links
    03-16-2009, 02:17 PM
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. That's 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.
    03-16-2009, 04:00 PM
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?
    03-16-2009, 04:01 PM
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"

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Working under him self Erin_And_Jasper English Riding 17 03-07-2009 11:44 AM
Working with Mac MyMonkeyHero Horse Training 10 09-21-2008 01:13 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:24 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0