Monthly Archives: April 2011

hiring barn staff (part 1)

If you are looking to hire someone to help you at the barn, here are some things I’ve discovered over the years that is helpful to know when it comes to age groups of your workers: 1.) Anyone 15 years … Continue reading

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Dealing with gossiping horse barns

This search phrase “how to enjoy a barn with gossip and politics” brought someone to my blog recently. Probably they found me due to my last barn manager post, though I would like to give you some tips for those … Continue reading

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the role of the barn manager

I will probably be writing a series about boarding barns and barn managers but for now I want to make a very simple and clear statement of the job of a barn manager (and in many cases the owner): the … Continue reading

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to do what is right

Today, I made the decision to let Dee go back to her owner. You may remember she came to me on a free lease last August and while she is gorgeous horse (no doubt about that), she simply isn’t what … Continue reading

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Summer Camp for Z!

Finally was able to coordinate with everyone, including my finances, and get Z sent down to the trainer I had selected for her. Yesterday was a very long day and when I got home I hit the bed and slept … Continue reading

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