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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
If you're willing to work, you'll find something ^^ I live in a family that can't afford anything fancy. We can buy food and clothes, but anything outside of that you have to work for. Like you, I didn't let that stop me. A bit over three years ago started volunteering at a Therapeudic Riding facility on Saturdays, doing the worst of the worst jobs. Mucking, composting, scrubbing saddles and bits, and picking up trash. I had to do that for almost five months just to be able to look at a horse, much less work with them. I spent eight hours every single Saturday working my butt off in return for nothing. Or so I thought. The BO had been watching me for these five months, and he realized how hard I was willing to work for what I loved. They began to teach me to handle horses, beginning with just grooming, feeding, and cooling out used horses- then teaching me to ride. It took three years but now I'm not only the head therapy instructor, I also coach beginner and intermediate riding lessons, exercise and tune up lesson horses, halter break, saddle break, and driving break minis, ponies and horses, but I'm also in training under the head horse trainer; all because I wasn't discouraged by having to start at the bottom.
Just keep up your willing attitude and someone is bound to notice. Be patient; do your grunt work time. They'll see that you're actually a very valuable addition, and you'll be back up in the saddle in no time ;)
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