Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
When I was growing up, my Parents never supported my passion for riding and horses. They are very business orientated and felt that horses wouldn't make money, and if you got hurt riding, you couldn't work and make money.
Sooo, I had to do it on my own.
I babysatt. I mowed lawns. Walked Dogs. House Sat, Pet Sat. Pulled Weeds. raked leaves. Painted fences, sheds, barns. Washed Cars - whatever it took to make my own money.
And I am the better for it.
When I first moved to the U.S.A, I couldn't work because I wasn't legal, so while I waited for my Green Card to go through - I was a Working Student at a very large Fox Hunting/Eventing Barn for 2/3 years.
I cleaned stalls, I handled 30 horses a day A.M and P.M, I fed, rode and exercised horses, fixed fences, helped build and repair CC fences, I groomed and tacked up horses - all that you can think of that took up 14 hours a day, just to keep my horse there and get lessons.
Now, that I have my Green Card, I now work not only a full time job *Monday to Friday* I also work a part time job on the weekends as a cashier, and I run a Dog Grooming Business at home, and I make Beaded Browbands.
Where there is a will, there is a way Kiddo :) You can do it.