"Becoming a working student was one of the wisest decisions I have ever made. I learned a lot about our fellow equine athletes as well as many important life skills. As a working student, you are given opportunities to ride a variety of different horses. This has made me a more confident rider. I learned that dressage is more then just making circles and that jumping requires a good sense of timing. Having determination and working hard are qualities Sandridge Stables taught me that are valuable in all aspects of life. Doing barn chores may not be ranked as enjoyable for some horse people, but with an enthusiastic attitude, anything can be fun! A huge thank you to Tricia for riding through me and helping me understand the mind of the horse."