I worked tugboats for a while, gone two weeks home two weeks, more or less. I boarded my horse the weeks I was gone. If something was coming up right after I got off I would pay for a week of ground work.
Way I looked at it if I didnt have the horse I wouldnt need the job I could just stay home. But the 2 weeks I was home I was off so could spend alot of time. I did more riding and round pen playing in those two weeks I was off then anybody I knew that worked M-F and was hom efor a few hours every evening.