Even though this schedule is much better than my previous one, it is also more draining. While I hated teaching students who didn’t want to learn and being stuck on campus even though I had an hour off, by the end of the day I still had energy to do things. Here, I don’t. Even though we get a break for breakfast (which I’m using to write this!) and a break for lunch, by the time I’m done in the evening, I’m dead. I’m sure I’ll adapt, as it has only been five days. I’ve got a lot to share, but don’t have time right now. I’ve been nominated twice for the Liebster Award, so I promise tonight (or at my lunch break if the day is a light one) I’ll do that. The second nomination came from Piaffe Girl, whose blog I absolutely love.
Today, I’m alone at the farm because Jess (my boss) and Jordyn (the other working student) went to a show. I’m a little nervous because there’s some bodywork specialist coming to the farm to work on some of the horses. I’m excited because it will be cool to see what she does. I’m getting my horses done. Apparently she does a combination of massage, chiropractic and acupressure. I’m just nervous because I’ve never met her and I’m not quite sure what to expect. Jess told me which horses are getting done but not what I’m supposed to do to get them ready. One of them lives in a field, so I’m guessing that I’ll have to catch and groom him before she gets here. Lucky for me, there are empty stalls since they went to a show.
My time is up, so I’ve got to head out to work horses. My schedule is pretty straightforward: start at six with feed and morning barn work, break around nine for breakfast, work horses, break around noon to two (depending on how many horses we work), do general chores, feed and do stalls. I’ve been finishing around eight, which isn’t bad at all, but by then all I want to do is shower and go to bed. Hopefully I’ll adapt soon.