While it may sound like a great deal? What exactly are you going to do for money?
I am assuming here that you have a cell, 'net, insurance, car, personal needs like shampoo and such? Without cash coming in how are you going to pay for those? Not to mention food?
The arrangement may sound fine, but trust me, it is usually to THEIR benefit, not yours. And a lot depends too on what type of barn it is, and their hours.
I know one family that right now is trying to find a place to move as their apartment in right above the barn, and BO allows boarders to be in barn all night long partying, slamming doors, screaming and laughing as well as BO herself is out there at 3 am 'training' to blasting rock music.
Pretty hard to not be able to sleep all night, and then have to work all day long.
Even with contract, you can still get shafted.
Not sure if you have your own horse yet, but IF you do, and IF you do this thing, make sure all papers on your horse clearly state that it IS your horse, bill of sale, Coggins, and also all things that you will be taking with you if you take the job, stereo, personal things, computers, clothing, kitchen ware and any furniture.
Another girl barely managed to get her horses out of the same situation you are considering, and yes I do mean BARELY. Had she not been able to get them out of there before law arrived, (called by BO because "her horses were being stolen") she would be trying to get back her own horses!!!
As it is? All of her tack and her personal things are still there at barn as the BO told sheriff that "everything in that apartment and barn is mine!", don't know what friend is going to do, as over 4000 dollars in tack is being held that she can't retrieve, as well as everything else she needs, including ALL of her papers on every aspect of her life. Diploma, birth certificates, laptop, everything she took there, she can't get to now.
While people always think "there are laws against that" and they are right, the sad reality is the LAWS don't pay the attorney, people do. And if you don't have the money to fight, the law does not help you at all.
Horses make me a better person.
Last edited by Palomine; 08-08-2013 at 08:31 AM.