I am a local stable hand at Cavalia, I had experience with horses, but not in a stable setting. They teach you everything you need to know. It is a really hard job in the sense that it is physical work, and you are required to lift heavy objects (hay bales, bags of shavings, full water buckets). I work the night shift, and I prefer it to the day shift. My typical day is: muck stalls, do water buckets, sweep, groom horses, walk horses, give hay, pick stalls, give grain, pick stalls, top water buckets, give hay, and then close stable (sweep, blankets, windows etc.). The day shift is more like : muck stalls, do water buckets, wash walls and help with turnout. My favourite part of my job was working with horses and my awesome co-workers, and I would say my least favourite part would be the time crunch sometimes, and I would really have to work hard to get everything done.
Free awesome food, a ticket to see the show, meeting people from all over the world
Really hard physical work