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    03-30-2011, 10:00 PM
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Hey guys,

I was just wondering if anyone else here is a working student, and if so what your deal (for lack of a better work) is, for instance, I work at Twin Pine Farm in Pepperell MA, and I have to work every Thursday night and ever other Sunday all day and get one weekly lesson and free ride time whenever I want.

It was just a random thought,
LivingtoRide :)
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    03-30-2011, 10:02 PM
By the way, does any one else live in Mass?
    03-30-2011, 10:05 PM
Green Broke
I'm a working student for my Intermediate level eventing trainer in Kentucky.

My deal is that I get paid $9/hr that goes towards my board and lessons. I can usually work off at least the majority of my board if not all of it. Show months it costs a little more because of extra lessons and training and things.

I clean stalls, turn out, feed, water, do basic medical care, and tack up horses for my trainer as she is getting ready to ride and sometimes tack up for lesson students.

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    03-30-2011, 11:23 PM
I used to have a deal where I would come and clean stalls for two hours in exchange for an hour long lesson.
    03-30-2011, 11:26 PM
I tack up/lunge/ride horses/clean tack for my trainer in exchange for two lessons a week on my horse, and an occasional lesson (1-3x month) on a hanoverian she's training :)
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    03-31-2011, 12:57 PM
eventerdrew, that's an interesting way of doing it... do you have a set schedule or do you just go whenever you can?

SMCLeenie, all you did was muck stalls?

Countrylady1071, how often do you have to work?

The thinks I have to do for the full day ever other Sunday are basically just feeding, turning out, haying the horses that stay in, mucking eight stalls, then I have a lesson, then then for Night Barn, I water, hay, bring them back in, feed again, and make grain for breakfast.
    03-31-2011, 02:40 PM
I used to work Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and sometimes Fridays. I just got a new job though so I have to completely change my schedule unfortunately
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    03-31-2011, 02:55 PM
I used to work on weekends during the school year and four-five days a week during the summer in exchange for trail rides when I was 10, but after a couple of years I started getting paid and put that towards my horse's board and such. It taught me a lot about responsibility and if any kid is able to do it I would encourage them to do so.
    03-31-2011, 04:15 PM
LivingToRide yeah that was it
    03-31-2011, 06:55 PM
My BO pays the boarders $25 a morning for doing chores (cleaning stalls, feeding, turning out. My bf comes with because I likes the exercise and it only takes us like 2 hours) and I work on the weekends. It goes to my board. I usually work off about $200 each month, which is the majority of my $285 board.

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