So I am the only boarder at my barn. I have my horse along with the BO's 5 horses. I pay 275 a month for FULL care. It is probably a little beyond full care my BO really helps out with a ton of stuff especially helping me with questions and etc. She is really great couldnt ask for a better place. BUT I recently changed jobs because my AMAZING paying summer job ended and am now working retail part time. I have run into a bit of a money problem. I can pay my board but its either going to be late or like in 2 check increments. Also I am just a recent grad, so its not like I am an older aged person scrounging for money and handouts because I am lazy. I am looking for a better job, but having a difficult time. Anyway, I was wondering how I would go about asking my BO if there was anyway I could maybe work at the barn on days I have off. Cleaning, doing yard work, (she also lives on the property about 16 acres) like whatever chores she gives me. She already pays people to clean stalls, feed, clean fields, do yard chores etc. So I am not really sure how I would ask her without sounding desperate. I have read other threads about this similar situation but most of them have been at large barns and that is not this case at all. I also don't want to make it seem like I am stepping on the other employees toes either. I was probably going to call her and talk to her about it because I never see her when I am at the barn and this way I know that I will be able to get a hold of her if it is over the phone versus just going to the barn and hopping she is there. So I was wondering if there are any other private operating BOs that have a boarder or two that would offer this to them and how they would want to be approached about it. Also does this even sound like a good idea? I am sorta at a loss right now as to what to do because this is only temporary but I feel awful about being a crappy boarder right now. To the point where I am like uhhh I don't even feel right going to the barn because of it. Helpp please?!?