Working @ a Barn in Florida

DONE BY: Piper | South Burlington High School '11 | Connecticut College '20

LENGTH: 1.5 ~ 2 years 

LOCATION: Wellington, FL, USA

FUN: ★★★★☆

PERSONAL GROWTH: ★★★★★

KIND OF PERSONAL GROWTH MOST EXPERIENCED: 

  • Organization
  • Restraint from tantalizing experiences
  • Self assurance in my capability to take care of what I need

DAY-TO-DAY LIFE: 

  • 6am ~ 10am: Feed the horses, ride around
  • 10am ~ 4:30pm: Work, feed the horses
    (also later picked up a job at an embroidery shop) 

DESCRIPTION OF WORK/ACTIVITIES DONE: 

Taking care of the horses and the operation of the facility.

HOW MANY HOURS OF WORK DID YOU DO PER WEEK? 60

IN EXCHANGE OF WORK, PROVIDES: 

  • Lessons
  • Board
  • Training for my horse

TOP TIPS: 

If there is something that you've found - try it! Truly test it before school takes you away. School will always be there but the opportunities you might find will not be.

MOST MEANINGFUL LESSON TAKEN AWAY: 

That I could do it.

Jiyoung Jeong