We know our Equiery community is anxious for an update on the process for selecting a new State Stable inspector, as there were over 100 applicants for the job! And there were a lot of excellent candidates that applied.

Nevertheless, we know many of you are nervously awaiting word of the status of your application, and are hoping that someone has an “inside scoop.”

Right now, the process is not only out of the hands of the Maryland Horse Industry Board (which oversees the Stable Licensing program), the process is out of the hands of the Maryland Department of Agriculture. Currently, all the applications are at the Maryland Department of Budget and Management, which is grading the list and verifying the information on 93 candidates who meet the basic qualifications (the others have been eliminated). After OBM has completed that process, the applications will be returned to the Department of Agriculture, which will begin the process of setting up interviews.

Remember, folks, this IS government, and it takes time to get anything through a bureaucracy! So, at this point, no news is good news and you should keep the faith.

Meanwhile, if you are still looking for a job, keep an eye on the help-wanteds in both The Equiery and on equiery.com (updated daily) or consider posting you own “available” or “in search of” classified today!  Just e-mail classifieds@equiery.com or call 1-800-244-9580.