How to keep yourself busy at farm?

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I've been super bored, so I plan on spending a good long time at the barn tomorrow, and I need some ideas of what to do to keep myself busy, lol. I plan on the usual (grooming, riding, hand grazing, feeding), and I think I'm going to wash my brushes (they're due anyway) and maybe my horse's tail. He isn't due for a bath. I'll probably end up washing my saddle pads and maybe my saddle. Any other ideas of things to

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Mmmm free time.... lie in the sun and read a good book!  Better still I will fly over and do that for you ;-)

I'm the queen of time-wasting - a few days a week I take my girls to school and instead of driving home, I sit in the car all day and wait until school finishes to take them home (6 hours). It saves me 60km a day, but bores me to tears LOL.
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Take care of lesson horses, if your barn has them. Those horses meet plenty of kids but don't see much pampering!

Teach your horse tricks.

Paint jumps, barrels, the ring-fence, whatever needs polishing up. There's always something.

Invent new fly,
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well, I'm always busy when I'm at the barn! There are all the usual chores like mulching watering, troughs, moving horses around ect and then all the things to do with my own horses.

On days I have a lot of time I'll cobweb the barn (use a broom to clean the ceiling), clean and oil my tack, including halters, clean brushes, give the school horses
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I like to clean my tack really well, just kind of tidy up and organize things, reorganize the jumps into some fun new course, spend general bonding time with the horses, etc. Oh, and take 6 hour-long trail rides. Those are also fun.
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When I have nothing to do is in the morning when I just fed my horses. I usually take all my tack and clean and reorganize it. Though I usually do this on rainy days. My tack is always kept in good condition. Anyways, I sometimes clean out my horse's water tank and their stalls. I grab a broom and get all the spider webs and dirt off the ceiling and then I go up in my small hayloft and reorganize the bales of hay so they aren't in
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Clean tack, maybe trail ride, do some trick training with your horse (bow, maybe lie down?), if you're at a lesson farm maybe you could tune in some of their horses (the barn I used to work at loved when people would help them with their lesson horses, they can get pretty bratty with time!)

I always find stuff to do without really looking. If I'm checking how full water buckets
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If you are allowed to, groom someone's horse up real nice. I love doing that, some borders don't get out too often, so they allow people to groom their horses at will. Or ask someone who's there if they need help with anything.

-Groom

-Practice Braids
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When I'm bored at my barn, I take care of all the chores I don't feel like doing normally. Scrubbing out water buckets, cleaning my tack. Organizing the tack room. If you've got a trailer and it needs cleaning out...Mucking. If you've really got some time, repaint your jumps. Remember your iPod :)
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If you are going to be on a farm and have to think of things to do, then there is something wrong. There is ALWAYS something that needs to be done at a barn.
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Someone could easily report this whole page and all the answerers. Hahaha. They'd say mean and funny things.
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