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  • All Expenses Paid/Salary - Temporary Horse Job in China!

    Want to get away from the daily grind of posting on the CotH forums and see the world? Here you go!

    http://yardandgroom.com/jobs/china/b...ry-rider/20240

    Skilled rider for horse parade at Ordos Horse Festival in China from 15th Aug to 9th Oct 2011

    We need riders:
    1. 2 or 3 years riding experience or equivalent riding skill that could handle horses in crowd
    2. Could best represent his/her country with culture understanding. We need riders bring his/her own national dress.
    3. Bring his/her own saddle

    Company will offer:
    1. Round trip flight
    2. Accommodation and food
    3. Horses
    4. $100/day based on working days from 15th Aug to 9th Oct.
    Other conditions are negotiable

    This is the best opportunity for people enjoying exotic Asian culture and exchanging horse experience.

    If you are interested in, please send me
    1. a photo
    2. riding experience
    3. height and body size for T-shirt
    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

  • #2
    Originally posted by Mike Matson View Post
    exotic Asian culture
    Well you had me until the phrase exotic Asian culture was injected into the mix....

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      #3
      Considering where you were in the 60s, I can understand.
      "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

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      • #4
        Shucks, I let my passport expire...
        "Friend" me !

        http://www.facebook.com/isabeau.solace

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mike Matson View Post
          Considering where you were in the 60s, I can understand.
          Cracked me up! Spewed coffee on my monitor & keyboard! Of course, I don't remember the 60's. I think I was in a blackout of some sort.
          Be kind to the animals for they are the True Innocents!
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          • #6
            Wow!

            Wish I were younger and without responsibility. I would certainly be up for the adventure.
            Don't tell me about what you can't do. That's boring. Show me what you can do. - Mom

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            • #7
              It says "bring own saddle," but they will provide the horse. I'd counsel bringing girths in every size!

              Would check if your trainer will let you back into your home barn, given the biology that could be shedding off you after the trip.

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              • #8
                I googled Ordos China. From what I read, a city was built, but no one lives there except for a few government employees.

                http://weburbanist.com/2011/01/10/th...ern-ghost-town

                From the pictures it looks like a nice town, but how bizarre that no one lives there.

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                  #9
                  Sounds like a plot for a new zombie movie!
                  "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

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                  • #10
                    Sounds like Brasilia when I lived there

                    If I were younger and single, I would jump at this adventure.

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                    • #11
                      Sounds like selling yourself into the sex trade to me. Ummm no thanks.

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                      • #12
                        They sure don't give you much time to decide, do they?? LOL

                        Let's see,

                        My wife would kill me
                        My job would fire me
                        And last but not least,

                        I don't wear a dress! Not even for my country! (though I will put on a kilt to honor my ancestry!)
                        Nudging "Almost Heaven" a little closer still...
                        http://www.wvhorsetrainer.com

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by CHSatwork View Post
                          Sounds like selling yourself into the sex trade to me. Ummm no thanks.
                          A few weeks mixing business and pleasure, come home, buy a nice farm.
                          "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by PonyPenny View Post
                            I googled Ordos China. From what I read, a city was built, but no one lives there except for a few government employees.

                            http://weburbanist.com/2011/01/10/th...ern-ghost-town

                            From the pictures it looks like a nice town, but how bizarre that no one lives there.
                            kind of sounds (and even looks) like Los Vegas about the speculation on real estate

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                            • #15
                              At this point there would not even be time to get a visa unfortunately, but it would be a fun think to watch for in upcoming years!
                              www.felixfjord.blogspot.com

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                              • #16
                                Sounds very sketchy. Id be careful, also China has NO animal protection laws and is known for human rights violations. They are known for horrific treatment of livestock and animals and slighly better treatment of people. I'll pass thank you! =p

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                                • #17
                                  This looks like a variant on those 'come teach English for a few months' deals, so be careful folks. some of the English teacher jobs were legit jobs well run by the host company, some were legit jobs very poorly run, some the companies gyp the daylights out of the teachers, and some are nightmares.

                                  Some are just 'send us visa cost' scams.

                                  You would have to do a lot of due diligence before accepting one of these, and not just about if they have some clue about horses. Could be a good thing, but could also be a very not good thing.
                                  HAS provides hospital care to 340,000 people in Haiti's Artibonite Valley 24/7/365/earthquake/cholera/whatever.
                                  www.hashaiti.org blog:http://hashaiti.org/blog

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Mike Matson View Post
                                    4. $100/day based on working days from 15th Aug to 9th Oct.

                                    my son does specialized work in China on contract bases and is more like $100/minute

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                                    • #19
                                      Did they specify "short" ? http://news.at0086.com/China-Culture...-in-Ordos.html
                                      ... _. ._ .._. .._

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                                      • #20
                                        i'd go if i weren't scared of the potential for witnessing horrific animal treatment.
                                        let's see 100 per day for what, fifty days? wonder what the taxes will be on that?
                                        hey clanter, does luke see animal or human rights abuses?

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