The pressure of having a large mortgage put stress on me to keep the stalls full. Early on when I was giving tours to possible clients I wanted to make our barn sounded like the perfect place to be. No matter what type of horse and riding you did, I had a way of making it sound like this was the barn for you. I wasn’t lying but I believed that we could work out everything to accommodate every rider and their riding discipline of choice.
I have grown a lot thank goodness from those early years and now I know that is not a good way to run a barn. Our barn is wonderful for almost all types of disciplines but our arena footing is not the best for speed horses or reining horses. I have since learned to be much more honest to people and I have learned to trust God that the right boarders will come and they always have. Once your barn becomes established and you have a good reputation the word will spread. Horse people talk and they will talk about the good and the bad and also about what type of barn you have. I truly embrace that people talk and it has been good for our business.
Sometimes we need to slow down and pray and trust God. It is as simple as that. Doing a good job and taking good care of horses in your care is what all boarders want. When you run your barn with a servant’s heart watch the wonderful things that will happen. The right boarders will come and they will see the difference in how you run your barn.
Keep God close and go to him first when you start to panic about your business. He will get you through it. His love never fails.
Psalm 84:12 NIV
O Lord Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in you.
Today post is an excerpt from my daily devotional, "Caring for horses with a Servant's heart." I want to wish you many blessings from my barn to yours.