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    07-10-2013, 07:29 PM
If you bake them cookies maybe theyll tip you?
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    07-10-2013, 07:32 PM
As a girl (17) who does this a lot for people, I don't really mind being tipped, I have been before, but I always feel awkward when they do because I really don't expect money in return, i'm expected to help and love passing my knowledge on, but I agree on the cookies, a little something every once in a while is nice (:
What I really absolutely don't mind being tipped for is bathing, clipping, etc of horses because that's very time consuming when done right and some horses are fussy.
    07-10-2013, 07:36 PM
I had cleaned a much loved saddle and replaced the strings for an older lady. When she came to pick it up her expression of delight was priceless. A week later the loveliest card arrived with a tip for work well done and that was after I'd charged her the going rate. I was over the moon. Something like that sure charges the batteries.
    07-11-2013, 09:12 PM
This isn't a bar... you don't tip the help. They are usually horse crazy people that just really want to be around horses.

Cookies are a definitely plus, and will be appreciated.

I can't think of any situation involving horses and barns in which you tip people... maybe if someone spent all night up watching your horse if they were colicky.. or if they spent hours in the middle of the night fixing a fence.... I don't know.
    07-11-2013, 11:30 PM
At my barn people like this are employed by a trainer; whatever compensation they get (and they do other stuff too, like stall cleaning and various other things) is through the trainer. A friend and I DID pay them to set up and take down jumps for us, though, because that was extra and for us specifically.
    07-12-2013, 12:09 AM
I've never heard of that. LOL
But, I don't board and I don't usually let others help tack (especially) or groom either so...
I know if they held their hand out for a tip they'd get my "Dude, really?!" look. LOL
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    07-12-2013, 12:16 AM
I've never tipped the barn help unless it was something out of the ordinary and specifically at my request. I used to give one of the guys $25/month to give my horse a bran mash once a week if I couldn't do it. That was special and just for me an my horse. I do give Christmas and birthday presents. Not huge ones, but something I know they'd like along with a card and a Thank you for being so helpful all year.
    07-12-2013, 12:17 AM
The young girls at my barn aren't just horse crazy people wanting to be around horses. They are working to earn money for lessons or to board their own horses. My barn owner recommend paying them in certain situations (eg handwalking my injured horse when I'm not able to get out there, etc.) I would ask the BO what he or she recommends.
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    07-12-2013, 12:25 AM
Originally Posted by WSArabians    
I know if they held their hand out for a tip they'd get my "Dude, really?!" look. LOL
Give them the poop rake!
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    07-12-2013, 01:11 AM
Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
Give them the poop rake!
I used to have city people come out and I'd kick poop at them and they'd freak out because it got on their new shoes. I got such a kick out of it.
But no one ever said I was nice...

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