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post #11 of 17 Old 11-21-2009, 12:38 PM
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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.

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post #12 of 17 Old 11-21-2009, 12:53 PM
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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.
same here... my mum is horsey but we never hand enough money that she could pay for me to have lessons [is chicago] i started cleaning tack/grooming/tacking up ponies/whatever else at the barn to be able to have free lessons starting when i was 6yo

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post #13 of 17 Old 11-21-2009, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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Wow thanks guys at the minute I have money but that is only for christmas shopping lol
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post #14 of 17 Old 11-21-2009, 03:59 PM
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I hope these ideas have helped you a little bit...
I know how much it sucks not to be able to do something that you love so much.
I hope you manage to get a couple of good lessons in.

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post #15 of 17 Old 11-21-2009, 03:59 PM
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Hey that's a good idea so what you sell it to a gardener?
Do you get a Friday Ad type free paper where you are? You might find an ad in that for manure, or put an ad in yourself - I think they're usually free adverts...

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I hope these ideas have helped you a little bit...
I know how much it sucks not to be able to do something that you love so much.
I hope you manage to get a couple of good lessons in.
Yes they have helped me a lot thanks everyone

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Do you get a Friday Ad type free paper where you are? You might find an ad in that for manure, or put an ad in yourself - I think they're usually free adverts...
Nope we don't get a paper like that but its ok lol I can put it in a different paper anyway
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post #17 of 17 Old 11-21-2009, 10:34 PM
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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.
Very admirable... I'm sure you appreciate your horse in a way some will never have the privilege of knowing.. kudos

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