Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
I think it used to be more common, but it's certainly not unheard of even in this day and age. In fact, I know a young lady right now who's doing the exact same thing.
I like the idea, because it will give you a chance to get experience with all aspects of horses, not just the riding part. I think far too many young people today don't want to deal with the messy, 'not fun' part of horses, but unless you do it, you'll never be completely rounded as a horse person.