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  1. Horse Talk
    So I am starting to be a working student at a barn, in exchange for lessons. For one thing, I have my own horse there, but she want me to do more lessons with ground work. She said I won't be getting on my baby at all, so for how long? How long will ground work take? Also, does anyone have tips...
  2. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I am currently contemplating switching barns. I am a working student where I practice dressage and jumping. My parents want me to quit to focus on my senior year of high school and freshman year of college. As well as get a paying job. They dont want me helping at the barn anymore or riding...
  3. Dressage
    I’ve decided I want to pursue riding dressage professionally and become a trainer. My riding ability is around 3rd level, I would be looking to start a new position in May at the soonest. I don’t own a horse, so I would need something to ride. My goal is to learn how to ride and train through...
  4. Horse Talk
    So i'm stuck in a bit of a ruck. I have been offered a working position at a barn In Texas BUT i'm currently in California. I want to go so bad but that means leaving in a week. I would have no friends or family over there. I am very close to all of my friends and spend my majority of my time...
  5. Horse Jobs
    15 years old, flexible schedule (weekdays open!). Can groom, tack up, cool off (walking and hosing), muck stalls, feed/water, turn in/out, ride (basic English and Western), assist lead-line lessons, blanket, ready to learn. Contact at [email protected] Mentor, Ohio (44060) area
  6. Eventing
    Hi there, I'm a 17 year old from Ontario, Canada and am interested in doing an eventing working student after high school. While Canada has many great farms offering positions, I'd also like to consider going to the States. Does anyone have any experience with going from Canada to the US for any...
  7. Jumping
    Has anyone heard anything of EWSZ stables in ON CA. I'm thinking of applying for their working student program that I see on their website. Does anyone know what their program is like? are they reputable trainer? Is it a fair program? they look very qualified and professional but there is only...
  8. Horse Jobs
    Hi all! My farm has two working student positions opening immediately. We are a boarding and training facility in Grant, FL. I am the head trainer and have extensive experience in cross discipline training. I am a USDF Gold, Silver, and Bronze medalist and have trained my own horses from...
  9. Equine Careers and Education
    Does anyone on here know which websites are worth the money to pay to post a listing looking for working students? I've used a couple (not sure if I can name them because I don't have much positive to say about them) and they were a total waste of money. They all seem to be free for the...
  10. Horse Talk
    Hi everyone, I am in the middle of creating some sort of working student contract. I beleive working students are part of my training & business TEAM and want them to know how serious their position is and that it is a job not just a way to work off a lessons. I've had a few problems in the...
  11. Horse Jobs
    Olympus Training is in search of 1-2 working students. We teach and train dressage and hunter/jumper/equitation. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a growing stable with nice horses and people. You will learn a ton, get to ride amazing horses and there is room for growth with plenty...
  12. Equine Careers and Education
    I am considering a working student position in California and they would like me too look into visas and I am unsure of what type of visa I would need. I will be riding and bringing my horse and making just enough money to keep my self afloat. Would anyone be able to give any advice?
  13. Horse Jobs
    Looking for Live-In Working Student at dressage training/lesson barn in south Florida. Opportunity to learn in a very positive atmosphere - great horses, super clients. Must have good basic riding skills and great work ethic. Regular lessons, lots of riding, grooming, stall cleaning barn...
  14. Horse Talk
    Hey everyone, its been a while since I have done anything one here, but I have some questions I can't seem to find the answers for anywhere. This isn't in the jobs thread because this isn't a classified, its just questions. The sad fact is that I am getting out of horses. Jake is going to...
  15. Horse Training
    I've been riding for almost 12 years. The first few years I was able to afford it but over time I wound up working for my lessons and began training horses on my own. I just recently moved away for school and I have yet to find any place that could help me out. All I want is some experience...
  16. Dressage
    I am looking about for a working student position in Dressage and have seen a couple ads that look promising. I was wondering if any of you know of Susanne Benne of Half Halt stables down in Cocoa Beach, FL and/or Lynne Shpak of Statesman Farm in Woodstock, MD. Has any one ridden with them...
  17. Barn and Stable Building and Maintenance
    Hey there everyone, I'll be attending the College of Central FL in the fall and I'm hoping to do a summer working student position. I'm not familiar with the area and although I thought that Ocala was big in eventing, I cannot find a place to even take lessons. I don't have my own horse so I...
  18. New and Returning members, introduce yourself here
    Just wanted to introduce myself! I'm kind of new to forums and forum communities. I'm Haley and I'm 17. I'm currently a working student for a hunter/jumper trainer. I was actively showing this past year but I'm taking a break to work on solidifying my position and exposing myself to different...
  19. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    So after doing some research, I have decided that I want to do alternative therapy's for animals when I finish high school this year. But as I look into schools in the states and think about things I realize that while I want to do this there is something I want to do more: Study Riding under...
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