It looks like the new trend in my area is people posting ads looking for 'experienced riders' to train their horses for free. Now I don't think that's so bad, an experienced rider getting some saddle time on a green horse is beneficial for both the horse and the rider looking to get some experience. But now I'm seeing ads looking for 'experienced riders' to come on out and lunge for free, do groundwork for free, just get some 'horse time' by training someone elses green horse- but no, they don't get any saddle time. Am I completely nuts for thinking these people either need to suck it up and hire a trainer or start working with their horses themselves? Almost everyone here who rides HAS their own horses and if they don't have a horse of their own it doesn't seem likely to me that they have enough experience to lunge someone elses green horse without getting in some trouble.