Reno and me: green on green - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 1 Old 10-09-2019, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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Reno and me: green on green

I kept meaning to start a Reno Journal thread. I think i'll make a few posts catching up from last October to current.

Well my horse fever started back up almost exactly a year ago to date. Six days short of a year.
I had moved away for a few months. After coming back with our dogs to my husband and our three cats I was still looking for local employment.
I saw a local post on Facebook about a lost dog at a horse boarding/training facility 1.5 miles from home that I didn't even know existed. So from the lost dog post I went to the horse facility page. They had very recently posted they were looking for workers either part or full time.

After looking into it further I realized I wouldn't be able to keep it as my only full time job but while waiting to get hired elsewhere it could be a good fit for me. The last time I was around horses was thirty years ago when I was 14. I used babysitting money to take riding lessons at a facility that had never provided lessons on a horse that wasn't owned by the person taking a lesson. My 14 year old self called them up (little bit of a language barrier as well) and talked them into giving me lessons on a horse I didn't have. I'm guessing it was their personal horse. She must have been well into her 20's. Fat and lazy as could be. I took lessons for a Wisconsin season or two once a week.

Fast forward to starting working part time at the barn October 15th 2018.... to March 2019 starting a lease to own on a fairly green gelding to paying him off early (he wasn't costly, I was just making payments while owner finished him off and the plan) to move him to the barn I'm still working at part time along with my full time job.

I work 6-9:30am 5-6 morning chore shifts a week, 40 hours M-F either 11:30-7pm, 11-7:30pm, or 9am-7:30pm, and 2-3 night checks a week 8-9pm.
Along with having two dogs and three cats we spoil rotten. I also work Reno five nights a week including one lesson. I pay for someone else to work him a sixth time because many of mine are pretty short sessions.
'll write next about how I got from starting a part time barn job to owning a horse.
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