Horses and their owners: You can't live with them.. and you can't live with out them. As a barn owner you whine because you never get to take a vacation and then when you do get a "vacation"... it's torture to not be there! I miss my ponies! I know all horse owners feel this way but for me as a barn owner.. I feel responsible for everything for both horses and owners. I hate not being there when they need me!
One more gripe: Sometimes I hate how personal our business is. I love and hate with equal measure how it's a community and a family. As a barn owner, especially when you live at the barn, you feel like you're life is on display and you have no privacy. For me personally, I'm pretty open and honest about most things so private things for me are realllly private but at the barn, nothing stays that way for long! It makes me nervous to have my weaknesses displayed at my place of business.
I have some time off this weekend... Any good debate threads? Maybe I'll come up with a fun list of the perks of being a barn owner..