Around their junior year in high school, many teenagers start to need more and more money but don’t have the time to earn it. Junior Amber Roberson is able to do well in school, have a job that she enjoys, and uses it as a learning experience for her career.
“At first, I didn’t know it was going to turn into a job,” Roberson said. “I started to just take lessons there and Helen, my boss now, said if I wanted to, I could work in exchange of lessons.”
Roberson’s job is to take care of around 40 horses at Pal Stables in Hemlock, Michigan. Her job includes bringing them all in at the end of the day when she gives hay, grain, and water to them, then fill the hay tubs back up.
“I love animals and horses, and it is a great learning opportunity for me because I plan on maybe being an equine vet and having my own horses in the future,” Roberson said. “It gives me great experience working with horses and animals in general.”
Roberson typically works from about 1-7:30 p.m., and she has worked there since August of 2014.
“My favorite part of this job is being with the horses and the other animals they have out there [dogs and cats],” Roberson said. “I also love the free lessons I get out of it!”
If interested in a job at Pal Stables, go to their website at www.palstables.com or call at (989) 642-8093.
By Lance Johnson