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March 11, 2013

Looking The Part Versus Living The Part: Thoughts For The Struggling Working Students Of The World

"It isn’t about how much your horse cost, it is about how well you can communicate with it," says Kristin Carpenter about how to achieve goals.
PennyChrome
2 years 9 weeks ago
So true!
As a 27 year old Pro heading off to be a humble working student yet again (round 5!) this advice couldn't have come at a better time. What a great perspective ! As a veteran WS, I've been in... Read More
rubymilo
2 years 9 weeks ago
Thank you!
This was a fantastic read! Thank you for this...as a working student it is some of the best advice I have read. I know I will think of it often throughout the rest of my life. Read More

Comments

rubymilo
2 years 9 weeks ago

Thank you!

This was a fantastic read! Thank you for this...as a working student it is some of the best advice I have read. I know I will think of it often throughout the rest of my life.
PennyChrome
2 years 9 weeks ago

So true!

As a 27 year old Pro heading off to be a humble working student yet again (round 5!) this advice couldn't have come at a better time. What a great perspective ! As a veteran WS, I've been in backyard barns all the way up through Olympic barns. Here's MY best advice: Don't complain and do what you're told. Then do MORE without being asked. RIDE RIDE RIDE. When you're not riding, WATCH better riders riding and teaching. If you have a gripe, SPEAK UP (politely) because trainer's are trainer's, not mind readers. Believe it or not, they actually want you to be happy, not miserable. The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Like the author says, don't get fooled by 'fancy' barns, gear, or horses. The BEST barns are the tidy, Workmanlike barns, they run like well oiled machines!