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In Part One of this article I introduced the false self; the part of all human beings that obsesses about past experiences and worries about potential future problems. We all have a false self and it is not a bad thing. It helps is keep our behavior socially acceptable, it tries to keep [...]
By Ange Dickson Finn
If you’re a trainer or riding instructor, I have a quiz for you:
How many times has your client or student told you he/she was nervous?
How many times have you responded with a soothing statement like, “Don’t be nervous”?
One more question: how’s that workin’ for ya?
Chances are, it’s not. [...]
Deciding about college when you want to work in equestrian jobs is not a black and white decision. Most employers with horse jobs are more interested in experience than they are a particular degree or certificate. However, there are some good reasons to go to college. Here are some thoughts on the [...]
The horse industry is a free wheeling and fun place to work, but it is not for everyone. If you are a confident, self reliant, “think on your feet”, and flexible person who doesn’t mind sudden life changes that may require major adjustments, the horse industry may be for you.
Here are some characteristics of [...]
The American Horse Publications Association (AHP) just released the results from the Equine Industry Survey. 11,171 people participated. The statistics show positive trends in the horse industry despite hard economic times. Some of the statistics reflect good things ahead for equine employment.
Over half of the participants expect to remain at the same level [...]
In these tough economic times, equine employers are under a lot of financial pressure. Even when the best financial practices are followed, it is easy for horse job employers to slip into cash flow problems without much warning. When employers who have horse jobs are looking around for ways to conserve [...]
How is the Horse Industry economy really doing? I hear all sorts of hopes and complaints, but what is really going on?
Is the horse industry economy still getting worse, has it leveled out, is it starting to get better? What do you think? Do you think we are suffering more than other [...]
Here are some words and phrases that should never be used when advertising a job or writing a resume. Can you figure out why?
Good with People
These words and others like them describe “subjective qualities.” They represent qualities that are definitely desirable in an employment relationship. However, advertising for these qualities [...]