Likelihood of finding barn work in exchange for riding in NOVA?
Good morning. Longtime lurker here, registered to ask this question.
I'm considering a change in career. As in, ending mine. One of my biggest hesitations is the thought of how to find/justify money to ride. Hubby is not going to finance this.
So I'm wondering ... what's the likelihood of finding barn work in exchange for riding in the northern VA area? I haven't tried to do that since I was a teen and I was living in a different area then. I don't care about showing -- just want to be able to get my horse therapy, and, after years of working in an office, would be happy to work outside.
Any thoughts on this? Am I crazy?
Last edited by daisies; Jul. 27, 2010 at 07:26 AM.
Janet, I'm an intermediate English rider, can't really claim any particular discipline though the barns where I take lessons are hunter-style barns. I'm in Loudoun County. Thanks for the tip on the thread to check out.
An initial search on Craigslist wasn't promising ... I guess I should go post notes on tack store/feed store bulletin boards?
I've seen a lot of posting regarding this.....I think a lot of barn owners need help but have a hard time coming up with the actual cash to pay for help.....riding time is a great exchange.
Check out Virginia Equestrian on line....under help wanted or whatever....you may be in luck!