Lessons are pretty expensive at the barn I've been attending, and I was casually talking about how I work at a restaurant and I pay for lessons myself and my trainer and her friend suggested that I try talking to the owner of the barn (Its a huge barn with about 30+ horses) about working there to get discounts on my lessons. They board their horses there for FREE because they teach lessons during the week. Now, I am a full time college student and I have a part time job so I have some concerns. Number 1 being, I have no idea what needs to be done at barns since I'm not very experienced. I'm more than willing to work, I just don't know if I can do a lot of things seeing that I'm 5'4" and weigh 98 pounds (translation: I'm not very strong). Concern 2, I am a college student so some weeks I'm not sure I would be able to come in and help that much! :(
I plan on showing up wednesday morning to talk to her about seeing what needs to be done around the barn every week (Even if its vacuuming the rec room or whatever) and I will also express my concerns to her. I'm an honest person and I would under no circumstances expect a discount on a week that I didn't do any work.
Anyways, what would you appreciate being done around your barn on a weekly basis if there is anything? They already have people to clean out the stalls and give the horses food I think though... oh darn!