I head out to the barn around 9:30 am. I put six large horses (and two llamas) in stalls, put two young horses (Sugar and Belle) into a small dry lot, and move five minis from the pasture into a dry lot. I feed all horses their grain, attend to all other animals, and clean stalls.
At this point, it's about 10:15. I catch Sugar and Belle and work with them on ground manners: standing tied, picking up feet, being touched all over, bathing, desensitizing them to various objects (whips, saddle pads, plastic bags, ropes, etc), and "tacking them up" with a bareback pad. I work with them on their issues (being caught, rearing out of fear, kicking out them their feet are picked up, being "ticklish" in some places --flanks, bellies, legs--.
At 12:00 noon I head home, but only after cleaning stalls, removing fly masks, and all the little stuff.
I'm back at the barn around 6:00 pm. This part of my day varies a good bit, but usually I will exercise Firefly by either doing an hour of arena work or two hours of trails at a t/c. I care for Baby Girl, my personal riding horse. I flush her eyes with eye drops (allergies), reapply sunscreen to her pink nose, groom her, and sometimes apply DMSO to her hurt tendon.
Occasionally I school other horses or do some extra riding with other people. I catch ride whenever needed; if someone wants a horse exercised, come to me. During the fall and spring, I help with kid's riding lessons.
I finish up around 8:30 pm. I untack horses, clean the barn and tack room, check water, put fly masks back on, water all the boss's flowers and put her chickens up, and put all umpteen horses back on pasture for the night. Eventually I get home, eat dinner, and sleep. Repeat tommarrow morning.