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Cheap saddle time?

Discussion in 'Money Saving Ideas, Tips and Remedies' started by DaisyA, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. DaisyA

    DaisyA New Member

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    Hello! I'm currently having a lesson every other week and would love to have more saddle time, but money won't allow. I'm 14, so can't get a proper job to pay for more. I was thinking I could ask to help out at my barn in return for lessons, but I'm not sure what I could do since I'm not very experienced (I only properly started riding a few months ago). If anyone has any suggestions I'd love to hear them :)
     
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    Jessey Well-Known Member

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    I started working in exchange for rides (we rarely got proper lessons more likely just the chance to ride the horse back to the field bareback :D) when I was about 9, but learning horse care and on the ground stuff is equally as important if you want your own some day :) I started off mostly just sweeping and filling water buckets, then got on to mucking out, grooming and bathing horses and leading ponies in lessons as I got bigger and stronger :)
     
  3. DaisyA

    DaisyA New Member

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    Thanks for your reply. I might ask my instructor, since it's the Summer holidays anyway and I have a lot of free time for the ponies at the stables!
     
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    Jessey Well-Known Member

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    Even if you can't get lessons or rides out of it you will learn loads so well worth asking :D
     
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  6. DaisyA

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    Thanks for the tip!
     
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