by Emily Baker
As September comes around the corner, many of us are back to school or have children who are heading back to the classrooms. As a teacher myself, I am gearing up for trading in my lovely morning summer rides for 7pm rides by myself in the indoor arena. Not to mention, how jam packed my schedule becomes once I am trying to balance work five days a week and a horse five days a week. So here are a few tips and tricks that I have adopted for maximizing your barn time.
1. Spread out the Tasks
3. Avoid High Traffic Time
If I have learned anything in my years working full time and riding it is that the biggest time waster by far is attempting to drive to the barn in peak traffic hours. Sure, you could listen to even more of your audible book during that time, but there are plenty of other things that we all could be doing. I was wasting so much time by going straight from work to the barn, it took me over an hour to get there every day when normally it took me 30 minutes. Instead, I began to stay at work longer, run some errands in between, or go home and cook dinner. If I left for the barn after 6:00, traffic had died down and I would have gotten plenty of things done that I needed to do anyways!