I am currently looking for a WS job for the summer. It would be my 2nd time as a working student. I was a working student in 2007 for Donna Smith who sadly moved back to New Zealand last year.
I have sent e-mails/letters to 2 ULRs quite some time ago and have heard nothing. I did hear back from 1 person who would be great, but he is quite far away and I'm not to fond of Florida during the summer time (nor is my horse!).
So, any ideas? Who should I consider looking into?
I want to ride with an experienced ULR. I am located in East Tennessee and can travel to Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
"Fifteen minutes of excellent work is better than an hour and a half of wandering aimlessly around." -Col. Bengt Ljundquist
I sound like a broken record (or maybe a broken CD) but look outside eventing. Consider someone in dressage or hunter/jumper - work on perfecting one area of the three facets of eventing. Or consider spending time in racing. You will learn more than you ever imagined about grooming & veterinary medicine & keeping horses sound if you groom & more than you ever imagined about galloping if you exercise ride.
I would try calling over the phone instead of email, only one horsey person I've worked for has ever been that reliable to get over email
I reccommed calling the barn, or their cell and you are much more likely to get a response. Also try looking at 3* or less well known 4* riders, who are usually very grateful to get good help.
\"It was a relief to me to know that loud talk, red faces, and public drunkenness are still a part of the eventing scene.\" -Jim Wofford