03-02-2013, 11:36 PM
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I am doubly engaged in equibusinesses. Was a teacher in the public schools (hated most of it), and just walked away from that "secure" job to scoop poop at the first barn I worked at. From there, I started managing farms, mostly due to experience fixing things (fences, barns, equipment, etc), and have done that for 20+years. Currently manage a farm for an eventer (the work that pays the bills) but my true passion is the volunteer work that I do with a local non-profit. We mix city-kids with horses to teach life lessons such as compassion, individuality, tolerance, etc., in additition to riding and horsekeeping. THIS kind of teaching is so very rewarding. Like most people here on the forum, we don't expect to get rich working with horses, just to earn enough to meet our needs and be able to afford our horse "fix".