Originally Posted by alexischristina
How old are you OP? It doesn't matter HOW much you know about horses, if your parents don't know as much and more than you you're in for a big surprise. If you're not old enough to have a job then you're not old enough to deal with boarders, insurance, instructors, vets, etc. it's a sweet idea, I've always wanted to board horses but it's a HUGE liability and we just don't have the correct type of set up for more than ours. The set up is very very different from cattle and other farm animals, and since you mention having to build shelters it doesn't sound like your farm is quite ready. So you'll be pouring thousands of dollars into a set up to make little to no money back at all. It's just not worth it.
Although I do second letting us know where abouts you are, and letting someone help find you a place to volunteer. If there are horses in your area (enough to assume you'll get boarders) I guarantee you there are stables too.
I don't think that you need to know my age! Actually I do work, here at home I care for quite a few animals Goats, Pigs, Chickens, Rabbits, Dogs, Cats and quite a few inside pets. I also am a caregiver! I care for my Dad's Mum who has Dementia, yeah if you have ever been around someone who has Dementia then you know what I have to go through! Thankfully my job with my Dad's Mum is only part time.
Oh I also plant the Garden! It is 62 feet by 40 feet or something like that.
The reason I can't get a job is because I am already quite busy here and my Mum says that I have to be a 18 before I get a job because I have to be able to drive, we don't learn to drive in this family until we are 18 instead of 16.
I live in The North Okanagan Canada. Like I already said in my last post (it seems you didn't read it) is that I already found a stable to work at. And I also mentioned that I'M NOT GOING TO BE BOARDING FOR A COUPLE YEARS! WHEN I KNOW A LOT MORE ABOUT HORSES AND HAVE THE RIGHT BUILDINGS FOR THEM. I am really getting tired of people asking the same old questions and I have given the same answers to the same questions like 3 times now!
I might not even decide to board horses! Maybe I will be able to just buy my own horse:)