Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Somewhere in Wisconsin
Okay, we're a full care barn. I'm there everyday for chores and board my horse there, although I practically live there. (Dating the BO's son will do that to you - lol) I spend extra time with my boy every morning and night as well, it is nice to bond and just relax.
- Horses are let in from the pasture into individual stalls, they all know their place which is nice. They recieve grain and hay.
-The babies and two year old from side pasture are led over into their stalls as well.
- Goats, pig, chickens, dog and barn cat are fed.
- Water heaters (all) and heat lamps for the chickens are checked.
-Baby paddock and big stall is cleaned for them, it's always a mess!
-Pasture is checked if time allows, the farm tends to "grow" weird things. It's an old cattle farm and some crazy stuff comes up.
5-6AM, depending on other chores
-Horses are let out and checked over
-Blankets or anything necessary is put on at this time to.
-Stalls are cleaned, picked and re-bedded if necessary (we have one horse who rips up the rubber stalls mats, and pees over everything. I mean every mat is moved and some are becoming ripped. These are heavy, rubber mats! She's a mare, anyone have any suggestions for this? It's EVERY day.)
-Wheelbarrows emptied, water tank refilled
-Grain and hay is set for PM feeding
Work, college, what ever makes up the middle of the day. (The part we all love..)
-Horses let in again and same procedure as morning follows
-Hoses are drained at night so they don't freeze
-Chickens closed in and goats/pig are bedded down for the night
-Arena is closed up
-Any work we needed to get done is done in the dark, it gets dark around 4:30PM here
I think that's everything!
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Last edited by Annanoel; 11-29-2012 at 11:06 AM.