Originally Posted by BooBear
The show barns around here are rather snooty and the people generally don't like doing more than they have to. Most barns offer grooming services before and after you ride your horse (eliminating any work for the owner...), but the grooming services don't offer braiding. It's just sheer laziness / ignorance.
3 minutes ago
Well first off, these are people you want money from, should I would get rid of this attitude. I hire a braider. Is it because I am lazy and ignorant? No, it is because I work and often get to the show much later than my horse arrives. If my braider had this attitude, I would find a new one.
To answer some of your questions, set a price, do not go by donations. I pay $40 for hunter braids. Since you are just starting out, lower would be appropriate.
I really don't care what the braider wears, either.