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post #1 of 5 Old 10-05-2012, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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How Willing Would You Be?

How willing would you be to let someone work in exchange for riding?

I just moved out on my own, so i cant afford to take lessons right now, but i miss riding so much. So i want to know how willing barn owners would be to let someone come and help out.

I've worked at a few barns before, and trained some horses. I am a competent rider, and a hard worker. I'm always looking to learn more, especially about starting horses.

As well, how much work would you expect for a one hour lesson?

Thanks in advance :)

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post #2 of 5 Old 10-05-2012, 11:32 AM
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It never hurts to ask. I see ads all the time for BOs looking for someone to work off ride time because they just need a little help from time to time and dont have/want to spend the extra money hiring someone for a few hours a week. It also gives BOs a piece of mind that there is someone out there they can rely on if they want to take a mini vacation, or if they get sick.

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post #3 of 5 Old 10-05-2012, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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I'm thinking i might ask around. Would it help to include references? I've worked for a few barns who would be willing to vouch for me

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post #4 of 5 Old 10-05-2012, 11:51 AM
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I think if someone responisble, honest, and professional came in with a workable plan and ambitions that matched the type of stable I ran and readily available references, something could get worked out.
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post #5 of 5 Old 10-05-2012, 11:55 AM
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I did that when I was between jobs, volunteered to do work for riding time. If you have references handy, it can't hurt. I would ask around at the different farms around you :)

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