Anyone know of any stables that did an Open house? I'm sure there is some around me that did, but don't know of them.
I was thinking of maybe talking to my BO about having an open house for her stables. All the girls that ride there said they are willing to do all the cleaning, and such, so the BO doesn't have to worry about the cleaning. I just thought it might be something fun to do, and all money we would earn would go to the BO to help pay for hay, grain, electricity bills, water bills, and so on.
I haven't told her about my idea yet, for I don't know if it would be a good idea.
I thought it would be fun to have a tour of the stables, pony rides for the kids (kids and adults...we'd use horses not ponies...so I guess it would be horsey rides ), then have some of the people that ride there perform infront of an audience (i.e. Dressage, jumping, barrel racing, and so on).
Do you think that idea is something worth telling the BO about? Anyone have any past experience with an Open "stables"?
It would be alot of work because the arena is all dirty (due to the footing is dirt), and the stalls could use a good cleaning, but we could get it done. I know the girls who take lessons would love to help out, especially with the "horsey" rides (of course we'd use the calmest and best mannered horses at the stables), and I'm sure the girls would LOVE to perform their riding abilities infront of people.
Any suggestions, comments, personal accounts, and so on are greatly appreciated.