My jobs aren't lavish, but I do love them. At home, there's food on the table, bills are paid, gas is in the car... So as long as that's covered, I'm happy with whatever I make.
I work for a local livery in Kickapoo State Park with 24 head (including my own), I also teach riding lessons there and I'm starting 3 of our horses (1 was partially trained -- was in a clinic but didn't "catch on"), as well as working with the green broke ones. I'm by far no professional trainer, but the horses learn what they need to before going out on the trails and that's all I ask for. Here, I get salary + tips & lesson fees.
My other job is the groom & "unofficial manager" at a local boarding stable, about a 10-minute drive from the other barn. I work only mornings and usually make $20 a day (hourly pay) and I work 5 days a week for the 3 horses we currently have.
CCnDodger, are you in Turkey Run or another park in Indiana??