Need to find a barn near Gainesville, FL.
I'm moving in early August to Gainesville for school. I need to find a barn within 30 minutes of where I live, (on Archer Rd, right by the exit off of I-75). I also have to be able to work off part or all of my board. I know how hard it is to find a job there with all the students, so my best bet is working at a barn. I can work three days a week, but won't know the specific days/hours until I have my classes sorted out.
I have worked at a horse boarding facility taking care of 30+ horses last summer, so I'm familiar with the work. I fed in the morning, turned in/out, did all the stalls, threw hay, turned in/out again, and fed dinner. I had to eventually stop working there though because I was working the whole weekend by myself, which was nearly impossible, and very very hard. I had been promised a partner or assistant but that never happened. So the only thing I'd be wary of is working a big barn all day all by myself. With one other person I can easily do it, but alone I really can't.
Please contact me here or in a PM if you have any suggestions. If you have a website or pictures, or even just a name and a number, please let me know.
As a side note. My horse is a 16hh WB xTB. He's very well mannered and gets along with most horses. He can't be turned out with mares, but other than that he's fine. Can be a bit bossy but doesn't get aggressive as long as he has his space. He loves people and is very friendly, no bite or nip, and no kick in him.
I give myself very good advice, But I very seldom follow it