I went down to the Melbourne Premier II Sales on Thursday as I had the day off and will rarely pass up an opportunity to catch up with friends that I studied with in 2003/4 that are still in the industry and friends and colleagues I’ve gained along the way.
My boss from Larneuk Stud was putting a couple of yearling fillies through the sale also and it was great to be able to see them after an eight week prep – I’d only dealt with them in the paddock during the breeding season.
If you’re looking for stud work, consider checking out the studs in Euroa as there’s a dozen or so horse properties around the town. Larneuk Stud is one that is on the lookout for an extra pair of hands for weaning and the following breeding season. I heard through the grapevine at the sales that Blue Gum Farm are also looking.
How wrong can you go by emailing a few of the studs in the area with your resume? Worth a look if you have experience with horses and are looking for a place in the Thoroughbred industry.
“Horse terminology: thoroughbred type = looks terrified.”