Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind
I always help when I am boarding. Main reason is I am just not good at standing around and watching others work.
I am more than willing to lend a hand with whatever needs to be done; stacking hay, cleaning stalls, turning horses out, etc.
I'm very much the same way, I can't not help. I feel lazy and useless if I'm just standing around watching.
My barn owner just gave me a gift card for a tack store as a Christmas present. She thanked me for covering her lessons while she was at shows this past year, helping around the barn, paying on time, building her a website...
Even though when I was really sick and on a very nasty "girl time" something in my head told me to leave I didn't and I'm glad I talked things through because other than a couple hiccups that have been taken care of, it's a great place.
I find the more you appreciate the little things the better people appreciate the little things you do back.