Open "Stable" ideas
I talked to the BO and she thought it was a great idea!!! I would be a TON of work, getting the arena and everything else looking good, but I think we all could do it.
What are things we can do? Both free and charged...I want some free stuff, so people who are interested won't think we are just doing this for money, but also it would be good for the BO to earn some extra money.
Tours of the stables
Pictures with horses
Should we charge for the demonstrations? I thought it would be nice to charge, but I also think it wouldn't be a good idea.
Also for the demonstratons or whatever they should be called here's what we had planned...but what else could we include:
We are going to try to get some raffles...I'm going to try to get some gift certificates, and other stuff...hopefully they might donate them....but I doubt it so we'd all chip in and help buy them.
Also we'd have snacks...nothing huge or that would take a long time to prepare...what else that we wouldn't have to cook could we get...we will get
Apple Cider Doughnuts
Fruit (Apples, pears, banannas, etc)
And of course we will have drinks.
Also how much should we pay for the pony rides? I'd say 2 times around the huge arena, but I don't want something overly expensive...not as expensive as the pathetic pony rides at the fairs, but not really cheap. I was thinking of $1-$2 but I don't know.
Also, would it best to just use the pony? Or would you think it would be alright to use the horses also? Of course if there's a little little little kid, we'd use the pony...but there's only one pony there and he's kinda old and not too strong so he couldn't hold an 8 year old or anything.
We'd of course have it sometime in the summer when the weather is supposed to be good. And if it does happen to rain I want to be able to move everything inside. I was planning on having the snack/drink section in a stall...that way we wouldn't be outside, and we could keep all our stuff in one contained room....good idea or bad one?