So this is the situation I'm in. I brought my horse out to BC 2 months ago. I found a fantastic lady who keeps her own horses and a boarder already on her property of 10 acres. They all live outside with adequate shelter which was what I wanted for my mare. Plus, she offered me a working opportunity, so I don't even pay to keep my horse.
Now, the thing is, the place is a little rundown. Not to the point of being a safety hazard, but just a few things that need a fixer upper. What I would really love to do would be to fix up the tack room or shed/barn (or both). I have to get in there anyways and board up a hole where rats are getting into the tack room. I have offered to fix the fence before when my horse broke it, but she was adamant that her husband would do it. I know some people just like to do it themselves, their way (hey, I'm like that!).
Now, my dilemma is whether this would be overstepping my bounds as a boarder? I would like to do it as a Christmas gift to her and her family as she has been wonderful to me and I know they have limited time to spend on upkeep, but how should I approach it?