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    Anyone else? Any information about working there...

    Anyone else? Any information about working there would be appreciated.
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    Johnson's Folly Farm

    Does anyone know anything about this barn? I looked up some reviews and there were several bad reviews.... Any info would be appreciated.
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    I like all of the suggestions already given. I...

    I like all of the suggestions already given. I would add a cover letter for the particular job you are doing. For instance, I too am applying for an instructor position and have a teaching philosophy...
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    Thanks for the advice findeight. I had someone...

    Thanks for the advice findeight. I had someone message me about avoiding a possible barn so I will be asking on here soon.
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    Thanks everyone. On their job listing the range...

    Thanks everyone. On their job listing the range of pay varies from 25-30k a year. I was just wondering how to negotiate in that ball range and was wondering what made them decide on how much to pay. ...
  6. Oh my God, that post is probably the funniest...

    Oh my God, that post is probably the funniest thing I've ever read on this forum!
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    I figured that talking about insurance was...

    I figured that talking about insurance was talking about pay. It is a form of compensation in my book.

    I'm 22, only saying that as it pertains to liability insurance. I don't want to be poked fun...
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    Thanks Hidden Acres. I will definitely be...

    Thanks Hidden Acres. I will definitely be discussing insurance. I'm 90% sure they have health insurance included but I'm not sure about workman's comp. This is a really stupid question, forgive me,...
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    oh forgot to add that it will be mainly...

    oh forgot to add that it will be mainly instructing and riding with a little care of tack, maybe feeding occasionally...
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    It would be a full time position. A regular...

    It would be a full time position. A regular lesson.boarding barn= middle of the line quality. Not big time but not dinky either. Facilities I've heard are nice. My experience; used to ride the 3'6"...
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    New Orleans

    New Orleans
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    Not at a horse show but when I was riding at a...

    Not at a horse show but when I was riding at a reining barn one of the trainers roughed up a young colt and handed the horse off to another student. The horse had bloody spur marks on each side. The...
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    Another post on pay

    I'm looking at an instruction/riding job and I know that I will be negotiating my pay. I will not receive housing (which is pricey in said location) or board.
    I was wondering if it is normal to ask...
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    As a childhood camper at a horse camp my...

    As a childhood camper at a horse camp my stand-out moments are having a presentation given to us by a woman who raised paints and competed on the APHA circuit (we were all traditional hunter jumpers)...
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    I would agree with the rule of non-black stirrups...

    I would agree with the rule of non-black stirrups but I think using the material of the stirrup as a tie-breaker is ridiculous. I use bendy stirrups for bad knees not because it's "easier." In fact I...
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    Wooooooowwww :yes:

    Wooooooowwww :yes:
  17. My first working student position was absolutely...

    My first working student position was absolutely grueling. I've never worked so hard in my life but after completing that internship everything's been a breeze. I took two other working student...
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    I saw this too. I never apply to their job...

    I saw this too. I never apply to their job postings because it's the same listing over and over....
  19. Thread: Pony Club age

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    Thanks everyone for the advice! I will be...

    Thanks everyone for the advice! I will be emailing the Atlanta Pony Club.
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    Pony Club age

    I've always been envious of people with their B and A ratings and always figured I'd aged out of being able to get those certifications. Well I saw the other day that you don't age out of pony club...
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    I guess I should clarify. I have fallen off in...

    I guess I should clarify. I have fallen off in the past on grids but not with this trainer. The worst I've done is put in extra strides.
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    Hey, I was taken to go see it by some non horsey...

    Hey, I was taken to go see it by some non horsey friends. I did cringe a bit and it was a bit cheesy. I'd rather spend money to go see a great grand prix. The show is very acrobatic and is more...
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    Thanks for all the suggestions everyone!...

    Thanks for all the suggestions everyone! Unfortunately my instructor starts with the grid up already. I have no problem doing larger courses, I think because I have time to sit and really drive for...
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    Love it

    Love it
  25. My most embarrassing fall was while out herding...

    My most embarrassing fall was while out herding some cows. I was just plodding along when my horse did a complete flip over her head. I landed in a patch of cacti. I just lay there for a minute...
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