Working Student for Phyllis Dawson...?
I don't know why, but her working students page on her website has just really grabbed my attention and I can't shake it out of my head.
Does anyone happen to have any further info on what she's like to work with? Know of anyone who has? Opinions?
I'm currently under the age limit anyway, but *IF* I were to ever "try out" and want to be all set up for interviews and such, what would further "put me out there" that would make them want to hire me? Should I apprentice or first become a working student at a smaller place?
One option for me would be to work for Jennifer Kaiser at Forrest Hill Farm (percheron sporthorse breeding/competition farm... home of the late Cottonwood Flame, the first grand prix purebred Perch stally). I job shadowed for Jennifer once for a school assignment, and (on top of what my former dressage coach/Jenny's SIL has told her) she really seemed to like me and said I was welcome back to ride any time. She also kept bringing up their internship program I might just have to take her up on the riding opportunity when I can drive, it's not every day that you can live in the middle of nowhere and have a huge fancy dressage barn 20 minutes away!
So... opinions? Who else would you guys reccomend I look into? I show hunter/jumpers and am retraining an appendix mare (HUGE eventing potential!) to hunters to get a good jumping foundation on her, and we'll hopefully start working on more eventing-like things in the spring. So, if I were to take a horse with me, it would be her.
Thank you for anyone who read my jumbled and half-completed thoughts!