Im about to start a job as a stable hand and Im abit afraid.
What Im afraid of is the fact that I dont really know to much except how to ride...
I am MORE than willing to learn its just I never really got the chance. The place I rode only showed us brushing, tacking, riding, untacking, hosing off, blanketing, and turning out.
Well I was reading an ad on a website looking for barn help thats only right down the road from me, well 11 miles, but the lady wants someone to do 2 hours of chores for unlimited riding time (per ride).
She wants me to do things like mucking out a stall, cleaning tack, sweeping, etc. Only I dont know how to muck a stall or clean tack.
This is going to sound SO lame but I have been watching youtube videos on it!
Im so afraid this lady, who sounded nice enough one the phone, isnt going to want me working for her if she has to show me some stuff.. :(
She wants an intermediate or advance rider for her horse and its been a couple years since Ive riden a horse. Well thats not all true but not to the point I can open one up and canter for awhile. No ring time basically, just small front yard time. lol
I know I can ride the horse but Im just so afraid that Im going to mess up because I know shes watching kinda thing.. :roll:
She also wants the saddle I use to be cleaned everytime I use it, which I dont mind. Im just scared I wont be able to put it back together right and Im afraid to ask her for help...
If yall were hiring barn help would yall expect someone who knows how to do everything?
Would yall be willing to show them some things??
Should I be afraid to ask for help and just stick to youtube vidoes???