Training/working Horses -Need advice- **LONG**
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I emailed a barn inquiring about any type of barn jobs they had available, honestly, I was up for anything.. even if it was just stalls! Well they asked what I've done with horses and what I focused on etc. I got an email back today:
We would love for you to come down so we can see you ride. We raise Morgans and train all breeds. We also use some natural horsemanship, but draw the line where it would interfere with showing. We have created world champion amateur saddle seat, Western pleasure, driving, equitation, and in-hand horses as well as hunter pleasure, trail riding, and carriage driving. We have a few horses with dressage stride that could be good at that.
IF you are interested, give us a call!
I emailed them back saying I was most deffinately interested. And I DID mention I know ABSOLUTLY nothing about saddle seat/driving but im more then willing to learn. Along with that I would give them a call as soon as possible.
Is there anything specific I need to know about these types of jobs??
They know my age and such so I hope they arent expecting too much. I didn't over glamorize what I 'know' or what I've done. I mean, I took lessons [western+english] from when I was 7-8 up untill I bought my first horse which was when I was 14, even then I took lessons on and off. I've owned 3 horses and trained 2 of them myself to an extent [both abused] and now training my friends.. thats not a lot compared to some people. The horses I've worked with really taught me what I know because in order to LIVE I needed to have some good idea of what I was doing. I can admit someone else could have gotten the job done A LOT fast then I did but it was a good experience and made me more confident in myself.
For those who want to bring up Chance please look at my other post.