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An Olympic Groom’s Journey
Pamela Nunn is a freelance FEI groom who went to previous “Games” with Canadian event rider Selena O’Hanlon and this time, will be going to London with team alternate Shandiss Wewiora and 8-yr-old Irish Sport Horse Rockfield Grant Juan.
Pamela writes: “One of the interesting things about being a freelance groom is [...]
Regardless of your situation, working, out of a job, need help, or fully staffed, there are some habits that can be identified as common to most successful people. Here are eight of them.
1. Be aware of your weaknesses and work to improve on them.
2. Never stop learning about your career or business. [...]
Not every equine employer follows the same hiring procedure. It is important for horse industry job seekers to be ready for all different approaches. Here are some of the approaches we have seen:
1. A few employers don’t spend much time investigating potential candidates. They simply hire one that sounds [...]
It is time to lay to rest the idea that rich people create jobs. I have been in the horse business for 35 years, and I can attest that customers create jobs, not rich people. No successful business owner, regardless of income or taxation, will hire more workers than needed to [...]
Our society builds into young people the idea that getting a good job means going to college. In many ways this is true. However, some college degrees are very targeted towards a particular type of job and others are not. For instance, if you want to be a [...]
Knowing when to choose your battles wisely is as important in the horse industry as in any walk of life. Shooting your mouth off at the wrong time can do lots of damage that can’t be undone. Here are some tips to remember.
1. Remember that you will have a tendency [...]
Here are some often missed conflicts of interest that could get you in trouble with your boss.
1. Do you breed or train horses? If you have breeding stock of your own, or you compete in the same type of competition your farm competes in, you have a conflict of interest. Decisions will have [...]
Collaboration (working as a team) is not a natural skill for many equine employees. Here are some tips for maximizing your ability to work as a team member.
1. Get to know your team members. Ask about their hopes and desires. Chat about things they like to do. The [...]
Paying on full or partial commission is common in the horse industry. Commissions on sales of horses, services such as riding lessons, and media advertising are the most common commissionable transactions. Paying on full or partial commission is a good way to reduce the risk for an employer [...]
Periodically I come across especially good articles from the computer industry that apply to the horse industry. This article on “10 Toxic Character Types” comes from the blog at Tech Republic. Whether you are a horse industry boss or employee, you will want to read this article about the people who make your [...]