Been looking at sites online for a friend who wants to do the traveling thing with horses and I stumbled across YardandGroom. Sure, a few of you are probably asking if I’ve had my head under a rock or something – I’m sure it’s a popular site.
Found a few possibilities for her but it didn’t help my plan of not wanting to do any travel this year! I’m trying to be a good girl and focus my energies (and money) on saving for a house rather than further travel at this point in time. I did come across a few jobs that looked rather appealing though. Most were under the subject of ‘Working Student.’
For those of you who are interested in travel, work with horses and don’t have much in the way of financial commitments, this would be worth exploring. Many of the jobs offered provide food and accommodation, but you’d be lucky to see money as part of the agreement. However, many places that compete and teach for a living offer daily riding lessons, the chance to show/compete and some offer a place for your horse, too.
If you’re between 18-29, this is the best time to consider traveling as it seems that once you hit 30, working Visa’s are very hard, if not impossible to come by. Yard and Groom covers all sorts of disciplines – breeding, holiday riding places, racing, hunt, riding school, livery, showjumping, dressage, showing, endurance, polo, stud work, eventing, etc. If you’ve an area you wish to learn more about and want to add some traveling to that experience, look into possible Working Student Positions.
http://www.yardandgroom.com/Jobs/job.aspx?id=3378 – one of many working student positions available.
“A horse, like Cary Grant, lends romance to any venture.”