Originally Posted by Spirithorse
As a working student I'm working off the tuition for the course I want to take, since I can't pay for it, I work it off. After each day's work I get anywhere from 1-10 points based on my performance that day. My horsemanship is secondary to the reason I'm there, so I'll be able to work with my horse before or after my shift. When I earn the amount of points that equals the value of the course I want to take, that's when I'll be able to take the course.
Oh, I see. But do you actually take lessons too while working (in addition to points)? Or you'll be just helping out and then take a course you want? Are you taking your horse there as well (you may be mentioned that, but I missed
That's how most working students are treated around here - they work and get lessons on exceptional horses every day or every other day. Sounds like your program is different from local barns.