The Sidehustle

Many horse lovers have more than one job. There have been few times in my life where I only had one source of income. In fact, one year was such a whirlwind I had SIX W2s to file for my taxes (most were smaller side-hustles I worked during the same time frame)!

As you might know from following me over the last few years I have begun to take up building jumps.

It all started when we bought our home. I could no longer work off my lessons by doing stalls. When I got Tiger I wanted to jump him at home and I made some jumps. My trainer wanted jumps in exchange for lessons, and the story unfolds from there. The jump standards turned to cavaletti, bridle racks, and grain bins. Last year I grew so much in my skills and abilities and found a new exciting hobby.

Through word of mouth I stayed moderately busy. I’d have someone reach out for a bench, or a few standards here and there.

This year I started a Facebook page for my jump building…(SScribner Woodwork). I have done projects for several local farms already and have been invited to sponsor/advertise at a new local show series.

I’ve been having fun designing new jumps and I have a boatload of pictures that I use for inspiration.

The woodworking has been certainly keeping me busy but I’m also trying not to forget about you here at my first outlet! I will always love The Green Horseman and my amazing followers…I’d love to join the two at some point in the future when the time is right. For now I hope you’ll join me for both adventures!

Here are a few of my recent creations…

Stay tuned for next week’s article, too. Next week is the TOPIC OF THE MONTH and we dive into the microbiome!

6 Comments

  1. those standard wings are beautiful – nice work! i’ve built some very basic upright standards before, but nothing quite so detailed. also have plans to do a similar box (one of these days lol) but using plywood for the faces and without the feet.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. You are so cleverly cool & talented. The jumps look great your finished product is so neat. It’s so awesome when your hobby becomes your income & I love your blogs. I consider myself so blessed to have you as a blogger friend. Have a fantastic weekend.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s