Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
It is supply and demand. There are more people who want to work with horses than owners who want the service.
It is kind of like when I got my BS in Biology in 1979. In my area of specialty, there were 100 applicants for every job. I gave up trying to make it as a biologist when the Division of Wildlife in Utah advertised their first job in 3 years. They wanted a Master's degree, a minimum of 5 years experience, and (IIRC) were willing to pay $13K/year.
"People can teach us the rules, but only horses can teach us the art of riding."