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post #11 of 15 Old 10-26-2010, 05:00 PM
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when i had my first horse i was 9 or 10 and i would work to get my board reduced.when i started riding again these past couple of years i would work at the barn to get lessons and be able to compete.

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post #12 of 15 Old 10-26-2010, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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Do you think they'd allow me to work at the barn at the age of 14? I'm thinking they would because I'm not working to get a real pay check, or even cash...I guess the only way to know for sure is to ask.

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post #13 of 15 Old 10-26-2010, 05:25 PM
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yea. i would def. ask. my parents arranged everything for me. so you also might want to have your parents talk to them too

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post #14 of 15 Old 10-26-2010, 07:23 PM
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Is there a riding group where your from? When I started riding I was in Pony club and it was great! I hear 4H is good and you can get tips and make friends and that will help you learn a ton and talking to people can get you good deals on lessons and going on group outings with horses! It will also teach you other stuff like feeding, parts of the horse, etc. ... I'd recommend group lessons! Way more fun!

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post #15 of 15 Old 10-27-2010, 01:59 PM
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If your parents say it's okay...

try putting an ad up on Craigslist (or a similar website). Explain that you'd love to take lessons but can't afford it right now so you're willing to work (mucking stalls, grooming/tacking, exercising etc) in exchange for a weekly lesson. It worked for me :)
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