Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
I think overall most barn keep some sort of hours, whether strictly enforced or not. I think in most cases it is because the family lives on the property and need a little peace and quiet. I think they also like to have a little time to get the morning chores done quickly and efficiently without dodging boarders in the crossties etc. It also might raise alarm bells if the owners are in bed and see headlights pull in at 10:00 at night.
Maybe you could work something out at your new barn, maybe in exchange for doing the morning/evening feeds or night check. That's what I have done in the past when I was at a trainers barn and worked shift work.
~Lindsay~ Mom of 2, wife to the goldsmith, doula and childbirth educator in training, life-long horse dork