How to present myself as a possible working student for an instructor?
I've never been an "intern" or working student, whatever you will call it. However I want to train under a very good trainer/instructor. I already contacted her and she wants to see how I ride and if she likes what she sees, hopefully I'll be a working student for her. I honestly don't know how to present myself however. I suppose it's like a job interview, but I'll also be riding. I'll go with clean boots and breeches, a nice polo and my hair in a bun I suppose. Someone judging my riding is making me quite nervous though... this is a bit different than being judged at a show because it depends on if I get to train under her or not! Any tips?
Asked By: Ham It Up - 2/21/2013
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Answered By: Laikan D - 2/21/2013
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First off, she's not looking at you as a possible winner to a contest... More
Answered By: <(O.o)> - 2/21/2013
Treat it like a job interview. Wear tasteful make up, limit your jewelry... More
Answered By: Missy B - 2/21/2013
She'll be looking for basic handling and knowledge skills. Make sure you tack up correctly and try not to make any stupid mistakes(It happens to the best of us!! Haha:)). When you ride, remember what you've been taught and keep and nice, relaxed position. To me, a few minor faults in poison such as slightly broken... More
Answered By: Maddie - 2/21/2013
Just be yourself! Don't talk too much, don't offer much, just show her what you can do. First ask if she'd like to see you do anything specific with the horse. Groom the horse thoroughly, using whatever tack and boots or wraps she wants on the horse. Make sure you know how to do a good polo wrap in case she acts for it... More
Answered By: Equestrienne1979 - 2/21/2013
First of all, you've got the right idea... More
Answered By: wildheart3478 - 2/22/2013
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