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Horseback Riding Lessons?
Usually when your child gets started at the barn she is riding at she looks for more ways to be involved.
Please don’t deny horseback riding lessons to your child because of price. I can’t think of anything that doesn’t cost money when it comes to the further enrichment, education or development of your child.
One thing that you will soon notice, at whatever barn you are in, is that people seem to be working all the time.
In over 25 years I have rarely spent time outside when I haven’t asked someone to pick something up or help out in some way.
How do I Ask?
I’ve had many people ask me about working off their fees. One thing I let them know right up front is that we make a living on charging for lessons.
That being said generally people who ask will be put on a list. Not much at a horse farm is a sit down job, and generally we are looking for self starters.
Our opinion has always been that if we need to watch you do your job we can do it ourselves.
We don’t mind -explaining or having you follow along so you can see what the job entails.
Don’t expect to be constantly reminded.
The three most important rules that you have to remember are communicate, communicate, communicate.
If you need a day off or you don’t feel well let the barn owner know. Make sure your duties are clear.
Straighten out the compensation immediately. It’s important that everything is spelled out. Over the years I’ve witnessed this activity turn quickly into a mess.
We Aren’t a Daycare
Please don’t expect us to be babysitters.
We love having little ones around.
If they are under 10 years old supervision is required and needs to be paid for.
If you are serious, and are able contribute, you should have little trouble getting work to help you afford horseback riding lessons.