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    Default New England Based Equine Companies

    Hi all...starting the daunting task of job hunting/sending out resumes, and would love your help brain storming. I have a unique array of technical and writing skills, so finding a job isn't the hard part...but I would love for it to be equine related.

    So far I've sent apps to:
    Dover
    SmartPak
    W.F. Young (Absorbine)

    I'd like to stay in New England...any other suggestions?

    Thanks in advance!



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    I think EquiFit is in MA.



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    Smith Worthington, Beval Saddlery, Crazy Horse Tack, Tufts Veterinary School & Clinic. Maybe some of the schools with equestrian programs, like Ethel Walker and Miss Porters?



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    EquiFit IS in MA, you're right...don't know why I didn't think of it, already know someone who works there!

    Hinderella: Thanks for all the suggestions! I do IT-stuff, so it's likely that a tack shop or school wouldn't have any use for me, but off to peruse employment sections!



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    There is the showgrounds that hosts the Big E and Equine Affaire, out in Springfield, the Eastern States Exposition grounds. They have year-round staff.
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    UMASS. Maybe not directly with horses, but great bennies, and they have an equine program.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Counselor View Post
    UMASS. Maybe not directly with horses, but great bennies, and they have an equine program.
    Thanks, I'm employed there now, actually.

    Like I said, finding a job in my field (IT) is NOT hard. But I am really hunting hard for one that has to do directly with horses/horse care items. Really, I'm just hoping that SmartPak calls me up with a "When can you start?!?!" but I figure a girl's gotta keep her options open if she wants to put grain in the buckets and whatnot!



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    Personally, I would get a job that paid well and had a career path, not worry about whether it was horse related. You can support lots more horse stuff with a bigger paycheck. There's lots of interesting work out there, much of which has a broader focus than horses, so I wouldn't get too hung up on the horse related aspect of a job search.

    I have never worked in a horse related job, but I have managed to earn enough money to buy a farm and support 18 horses on it.
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    SmartPak! My cousin works for them and LOVES it.
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