Earning Money (Horses/Non-Horses)

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    05-03-2010, 06:06 AM
Green Broke
Earning Money (Horses/Non-Horses)

So, I have plans for the future of exspanding my facilities. But being only 13 and adjisting makes this near impossible. My parents pay for my horses feed, adjistment, farrier, vet, dentist, ect. Basically all I pay for with my horse is the things that I don't nesseserally need but would like to advance my horses training, my riding, ect. But the larger items I plan on getting are:
  • A portible horse stall - $2 400
  • A portible round yard - $1 896
= $ 4296.

So, any suggestions on earning money. Also I am contacting a few breakers, lesson barns, ect that have ads up about exersicing, grooming, tacking, general care on weekends so I would like suggestions on what to put in my replies.

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    05-03-2010, 07:15 AM
Green Broke
BUMP! Come on guys, I need your advice :)
    05-03-2010, 09:58 AM
Green Broke
Babysitting, mowing lawns, running errands for people, walking dogs, pet sitting - those are all ways I was able to raise a fair bit of money prior to being old enough for a "real" job per the child labor laws. The more you can get the word out that you are eager to work, the better. Start knocking on doors, ask around at every store you go to, if you attend any church or other social group - get the word out. It may be that a friend of a friend will get your name and give you a ring.
    05-03-2010, 11:03 AM
What about a garage sell?

If you have anything you do not need you can always sell stuff and then give people flyers if they have horses or let them know to let there friends know. Put an ad up at all local barns,groccery stores.

The above user had some excellent ideas. I pet sit and babysit :) and make quit the money.
    05-03-2010, 06:30 PM
Green Broke
Thankyou for the ideas! More idea's would be appreciated.
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    05-03-2010, 06:52 PM
Not on the money raising side, but on the spending side - look into buying used fencing and stall. It may significantly reduce what you need to earn.
    05-04-2010, 05:55 AM
Green Broke
Thankyou AlmostThere

I am going to talk to mum about starting dog walking on the way to do Chinga tomorow.
    05-04-2010, 06:12 AM
Maddie, I think the law is 14 years of age to actually start a legal job. That's what it is in NSW anyways, and I've had a job since I was 14. Before I was 14, I did just about anything to earn money. Pet-sitting, dog walking, baby-sitting, making head bands and other crafty items and selling them on Ebay. I really recommend selling stuff on there or etsy as you can make quite a bit if you're creative and selling to the right market.
That's a good site to get some inspiration.

As far as getting a job in the horse industry, be aware! Some people aren't always as they seem and can be......... I'm not saying all are, in fact very few are, but at your age just be careful. Some will take advantage of your age and sometimes forget to pay you because you're so young they think you won't speak up. They might offer free lessons, experience etc, but if you want to be paid, you need to say that straight up.

When do you turn 14? Your best bet would be to apply for fast food places and retail outlets as soon as you turn 14. Fast food and retail give you customer experience and O H & S rules etc. Sometimes the work can be monotonous, but it all about just working and earning money. YOU WON'T BE GETTING PAID MUCH. When I was 14 I was only getting roughly $7.10 an hour. So for an 8 hour shift I was getting $56.80. That's not much, but if you put it in a savings account and don't touch it, it will grow.

Make sure you're ready for a job too. If you're not comfortable about being bossed around, working hard, taking criticism, abuse, random chitter chatter from customers, doing the low jobs (ie changing bins at food food places), then don't apply.
    05-04-2010, 06:32 AM
Green Broke
Thanks Sarah, I don't turn 14 for just under a year :( So at the moment that's not an option! Grr! But a bit off topic but -- Sarah, MSN? Can you help me stall hunt for cheaper stalls.

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