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!