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How likely am I to be able to find a job as a stable hand?
I know a couple of places close by to look. (one's a breeding farm, and I think the other is a boarding stable).
When I go in to ask if they need a stable hand, how should I ask (I'd also take a job as an assistant trainer if the job was available), and what should I wear?
I'm trying to get a job by this fall and don't want to work at McDonald's, but will if I have to, lol.
So what's your best tips for how to get a job as a stable hand?
I think that might be hard to do. I see lots of ads here where people asking to trade off working in a barn for $ off the board for their horse. Might be same in your area. Doesn't hurt to go and ask though. I would wear slacks, top with a jacket with proper footwear. No jeans or flip flop type of things.
Find out who the owner or barn manager is and call them to see when it would be convenient to stop in and talk to them. Shows them you're considerate and viewing the work as an actual job, not just something for fun. Be honest about your abilities also.
I agree with Karla. But to just be honest and don't take it like a joke. One of my family members is in the same suitation but about a different type of work. She has noticed that the people dressed proper and were well-mannered usually got the job. I hope that helped a little.