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Unrealistic Expectations (C-list, of course!)

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  • Unrealistic Expectations (C-list, of course!)

    With all the recent threads of barn owners complaining about no decent help to be found, and barn workers saying that they're not cleaning stalls for $.50 each, this ad made me :

    looking for a volunteer for helping me with two horses who are green - need finishing and lots of grooming and handling time as well as riding - and walking through the trails, etc... in exchange you will get to ride as well as help with other animals and barn chores - private farm - not a boarding facility - large property and these are the only two horses on the farm... please email for details, pictures, and be sure to include your name, telephone number and 3 references (personal or professional) Thank you in advance for your responses....

    "Yes, so, I need help with my barely handled horses, for free. You'll have the privilege of working with them, of course, and then, as an extra bonus, when we get back to the farm.....CHORES! Yippie!"

    However, if anyone feels like this is just too good of a deal to pass up, PM me and I'll get you the actual link with the email address.

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    Oh, and by the way? The CLer wants three reference up front to make sure you are good enough to do this for free. Bite me.
    The armchair saddler
    Politically Pro-Cat

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    • #3
      This is actually the general content of most of the ads I see on Y&G these days
      "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"
      carolprudm

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mvp View Post
        Oh, and by the way? The CLer wants three reference up front to make sure you are good enough to do this for free. Bite me.
        well, actually, I thought it as insurance that you didn't plan on abusing the manure pile...
        Originally posted by BigMama1
        Facts don't have versions. If they do, they are opinions
        GNU Terry Prachett

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        • #5
          I live in a military town, and routinely see ads from young girls (aka bored, lonley housewives) who advertise that they will come ride your horSeeeeeeeeee!! AND want to be paid. Sorry, I'm not going to pay ANYONE for a pony ride. On my horse. That I feed and care for.

          I WILL however allow a young, working student type to come and ride my horses for me in order to gain experience, knowledge, and saddle time. I would never expect them to do chores for free though. Besides, noone can muck a stall like I can!!

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            #6
            Originally posted by JackandMo View Post
            I live in a military town, and routinely see ads from young girls (aka bored, lonley housewives) who advertise that they will come ride your horSeeeeeeeeee!! AND want to be paid. Sorry, I'm not going to pay ANYONE for a pony ride. On my horse. That I feed and care for.

            I WILL however allow a young, working student type to come and ride my horses for me in order to gain experience, knowledge, and saddle time. I would never expect them to do chores for free though. Besides, noone can muck a stall like I can!!
            Okay, I'm down with just general pony rides/exercising a trained horse and not getting paid for it. But this lady wants TRAINING....hmm...perhaps I should tell the woman training my pony now that she should be paying ME, and not the other way around!

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            • #7
              Oh, don't worry. Someone who fancys themselves a trainer will answer the ad and the whole situation could wind up a mess.
              Groom to trainer: "Where's the glamour? You promised me glamour!"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by CFFarm View Post
                Oh, don't worry. Someone who fancys themselves a trainer will answer the ad and the whole situation could wind up a mess.
                And with any luck they will video it and post it for us on YouTube!
                ::Sometimes you have to burn a few bridges to keep the crazies from following you::

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                • #9
                  Ha ha ha! I saw that ad! (And wondered that I might even know who put it up too....)
                  What would we do for entertainment without CL?

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