Looking For Experience in Virginia (no pay) - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 14 Old 11-16-2012, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 15
• Horses: 0
And, how is this any different than paying your 12 yr. old neighbor to mow your lawn? I am not trying to be rude I'm just trying to figure this stuff out.

-- Horsehealer122
horsehealer122 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 14 Old 11-16-2012, 11:02 PM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5,332
• Horses: 1
Well there's a huge difference. There's not a half ton animal wih its own brain and opinions involved with a kid mowing the lawn. A kid will not have the experience, size or strength to address a problem with a naughty horse. They're going to be limited in what they do and I'm pretty sure that there's some amount of legal obligation to supervise under 16 year olds when handling horses. I say that because all the barns I've been to have very strict rhles about not allowing anyone 16 and younger unsupervised. Kids don't always make the best choices due to lack of experience and maturity. This is an even bigger concern with someone new to horses because they are going to need a lot more guidance and supervision than someone older or who has been around horses. There's too much that can go wrong. Additionally the barn owner would have to accept responsibility for the kid in question while the kid is on property and not everyone would be willing to take on the risk of liability on a stranger.
Posted via Mobile Device
DancingArabian is offline  
post #13 of 14 Old 11-16-2012, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 15
• Horses: 0
I'm not talking about riding a horse, I mean like mucking stalls, feeding, etc.

-- Horsehealer122
horsehealer122 is offline  
post #14 of 14 Old 11-17-2012, 10:11 PM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ontario
Posts: 6,166
• Horses: 5
Volunteer work is different than paid work. However, the problem in many work environments are the insurance and liability issues. So, you would need to find some kind of place that is set up for volunteers already -- those are usually more accomodating for younger volunteers because they need anyone they can get. Perhaps a therapeutic riding stable? Perhaps a rescue organization? And don't limit yourself to horses. If you can get something with animals anywhere, that at least gives you some experience that you can bring forward to a possible position with horses in the future.

Good luck.
NorthernMama is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello From Virginia Saddle Tramp Meet the Community 4 06-19-2012 12:57 AM
Hello from Virginia! VACountryGirl Meet the Community 14 04-28-2010 12:07 AM
Hello from Virginia saddlebreddad Meet the Community 8 01-15-2009 12:00 AM
Greetings from Virginia! Godwit Meet the Community 7 08-16-2008 07:23 AM
Hello From Virginia! Apps4Me Meet the Community 8 06-27-2008 02:48 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome