How to ask Your Trainer for work in exchange for lessons

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  • roseanna_catania Original Poster
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    Hi everyone,

    I need some advice. I hope to soon switch barns in the spring, and would like to help out at the new barn like I always have. But I would like to help out in exchange for riding lessons. I understand that just coming out and asking the first time at a new barn may seem a bit needy, so I would just like to give it some time before I ask. And that leads me to my next question, how exactly do I ask? If anyone has done this before, or has any advice on how to do so, please let me know. Thanks 🙂

    Joe-Joe Joe-Joe
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    We have a few people at my barn who work in exchange for lessons. I think the best way to go about it is to be open and simple. The worst that you can hear is “no, we don’t do that”. When you say you are switching barns, do you mean you are moving your horse, or just going elsewhere for lessons? We also have some people who work in exchange for a reduction in board. Every barn handles such situations differently, so my best suggestion is to just ask.

    It is never the horse's fault

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