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post #1 of 8 Old 09-03-2011, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
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So i'm thinking about asking my riding school if I could get a small job like cleaning tack or cleaning stalls. I've been told that im too inexperienced around horses and im too young (13) and insurance causes aswell. But I thought cleaning tack is a good job and im not around horses but its still a horsey job
Would you hire me for cleaning tack or cleaning stalls? I mean I wouldn't ask for lots of pay, only a small amount maybe $20 australian dollars for one day of cleaning tack or stalls?


What do you think?


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post #2 of 8 Old 09-03-2011, 09:23 AM
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Is this riding school going to NEED someone to be there all day, cleaning tack, every day? Over cleaning tack isn't good for the leather. I don't see why they wouldn't hire you for a one time or once weekly job if you can show you are experienced in cleaning tack.
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post #3 of 8 Old 09-03-2011, 09:32 AM
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Depending on the laws in your area, they may not be able to offer you any money for your work. I know there are some exceptions to farms, but that depends on where you live.

What some barns do is offer you a reduced rate at lessons or extra rides if you spend so many hours a week mucking out stalls and cleaning up around the barn. It doesn't hurt to ask, but asking to be paid for cleaning tack is probably a very unlikely scenario. :)
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Is this riding school going to NEED someone to be there all day, cleaning tack, every day? Over cleaning tack isn't good for the leather. I don't see why they wouldn't hire you for a one time or once weekly job if you can show you are experienced in cleaning tack.
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I do riding lessons there and when I have to go get my tack I see alot of saddles are dirty so I thought i'd offer. I would only do the tack cleaning one, once a month.

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Depending on the laws in your area, they may not be able to offer you any money for your work. I know there are some exceptions to farms, but that depends on where you live.

What some barns do is offer you a reduced rate at lessons or extra rides if you spend so many hours a week mucking out stalls and cleaning up around the barn. It doesn't hurt to ask, but asking to be paid for cleaning tack is probably a very unlikely scenario. :)
Yes, I just thought of that. The lessons their are very expensive so maybe I could get a reduced rate.

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post #6 of 8 Old 09-03-2011, 12:46 PM
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Yeah I worked off my lessons in high school mucking stalls. It was a pretty good set up and I eventually got to free lease a horse there in exchange for barn cleaning. It sure doesn't hurt to ask.
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post #7 of 8 Old 09-03-2011, 06:47 PM
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You are too young by Australian law to work. I am about 90% sure that the minimum age is 14 and 9 months (it was that when I was around that age) but some places do (illegally) hire younger workers. There may be different rules between the states though. I'm not sure if that law is for work in exchange for services as well as money.

Honestly, so many people are interested in horses that they would have many legally aged people to do work for them. I know at the riding school I learned at many people would work for free just to be around horses and so that maybe in the distant future they could be considered to be one of those people who rides at the back of trail rides to make sure no one is left behind.

If you have already been told by them you are too young then why ask? Enjoy your work free youth - you'll have plenty of time to work in the future!
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You are too young by Australian law to work. I am about 90% sure that the minimum age is 14 and 9 months (it was that when I was around that age) but some places do (illegally) hire younger workers. There may be different rules between the states though. I'm not sure if that law is for work in exchange for services as well as money.

Honestly, so many people are interested in horses that they would have many legally aged people to do work for them. I know at the riding school I learned at many people would work for free just to be around horses and so that maybe in the distant future they could be considered to be one of those people who rides at the back of trail rides to make sure no one is left behind.

If you have already been told by them you are too young then why ask? Enjoy your work free youth - you'll have plenty of time to work in the future!
I never said I asked them, I ment im thinking about considerations and stuff

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