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post #11 of 14 Old 03-29-2009, 09:59 PM
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I do it every summer :] I teach kids in one of their summer camps for lessons though. We have it worked out so the for every 8 hours I get 1 hour of riding time. be it a lesson or just riding on my own.
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post #12 of 14 Old 03-30-2009, 05:00 AM
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I worked for riding lessons once, it didnt turn out very well at all, but that was only because my instructor was mental. My sister and I started out doing her gardens in return for lessons (we were beginners so we couldnt really be doing anything with the horses) We would stay over at her house every weekend and weed her gardens, then it turned into some horse care which was great but we never really got many lessons...

Then it started to get annoying, we were working all the time and getting nothing back because she was always "too busy" then one day we both ended up teaching a little kids lesson because she was just plain lazy and she still charged the parents the same amount!!! LOL, what the hell? Needless to say we stopped working for her, I miss horses though, that was like six years ago.

Sorry for the long ranty post.
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post #13 of 14 Old 03-30-2009, 10:37 AM
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Be very careful when you trade 1 service for another. I worked for lessons, for 2 years - and it was hell.

Well, I was a working student at an Eventing/Fox Hunting Barn and I not only worked for lessons, but I worked for board as well.

The agreement started out with me doing this and this - and it ended up with me doing 12 hours of work a day.

Then, I was put on the back burner, for those who were paying riding students.

Just make sure you do your research first, and get things written on paper with signatures.
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post #14 of 14 Old 03-30-2009, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the advice. I will definately make sure I get good lessons in exchange for the work I'm doing. If I'm not satisfied I'll find somewhere else or stop taking. I really enjoy working with the horses but I want it to be worth my time. My instructor is really happy with the results I have with the foals I've trained, so I think she will probably give me good lessons in exchange for training them. I hope so anyways! After all training is worth quite a bit, right? The foals I train know basically everthing possible, other then obviously a saddle, bridle and rider.
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