Monthly Archives: November 2010
Life in modern western society does not teach life’s important lessons very well. Not so very long ago there was a time when life was hard for most everyone. A high percentage of children died before the age of 12. Medical care was in its infancy. People died regularly of diseases that [...]
Life On the Backside From the Pony’s Back!
By Linda Poulos
I arrive at the track before dawn to feed and clean my stall, that’s right… stall. I only have one 16 hand, ugly but lovable appaloosa – 19 years old – who does the work of three ponies. Most pony people have at least four or [...]
It doesn’t take anyone at Equimax very long to realize that every equine employer and every horse industry job seeker has a “mind set” about personnel matters. We appreciate you. We make our living serving you, and we enjoy doing our best for you. Your mind sets or attitudes vary widely. [...]
When we hear about problems from either equine employers or horse industry job seekers, more often than not the problems involve communication in one way or another. Communication is a huge subject involving technology, human error, misunderstandings, casual assumptions, language, and more. This article addresses two aspects of communication, spelling [...]
Where do you start if you want to work as a trainer for the racing industry?
‚ STEP ONE:‚
Get some work experience with horses, paid or unpaid, it is important that you have some experience being around the animals and unstand the basic care required.‚ Working with horses is hard work, can be long [...]
The most important part of the employment process in the horse industry is the relationship you establish with potential employers. However, relationships always carry a heavy emotional component. Don’t get emotionally swept up by your dreams about a job and jump to conclusions because you have such a good [...]
Sooner or later you may find yourself unexpectedly out of a job. You may get fired, get laid off, or decide to leave on short notice. To avoid “jumping out of the frying pan and in to the fire”, follow these steps.
1. Take a deep breath and remind yourself [...]
It seems like honesty is an increasingly rare commodity in the horse industry and in western society in general. Finding honest workers or finding honest employers can sometimes seem like finding a needle in the proverbial haystack. To make matters worse, it is sometimes difficult to sort out the honest ones from the [...]
Great advice on using LinkedIn as a job seeker or when changing careers
Who pays the expenses when horse job applicants have to travel to an interview? Sometimes travel distances can be several hundred or even thousands of miles. Expenses may include air fare, automobile mileage, rental car, and/or hotel bills.
In the horse industry nothing is customary. Travel expenses are negotiable between applicants and the equine [...]