Is the barn completely closed as in, you can't even go visit your horse? Or is just the arena closed and you could tack up and go on a trail ride? Closing the whole barn down doesn't make sense to me. I board other people's horses and we're open 8 a.m. To 7 p.m. 7 days a week. After 7 pm, I close the gates but if someone were to come to me and tell me their work schedule had changed and they couldn't get there until 7:30 or something for a few days, I'd accomodate them. Same if someone's horse was sick or injured, you can always access your horse here, just I might not be in the barn when you do it if it's after hours. I live on premises too and while I wouldn't like boarders coming to the house for tea after 7 p.m. Or before 8 a.m., doesn't mean I wouldn't be available in an emergency and would shut the entire barn down. Wierd.