A day in the life of a horse and pet carer
I decided to become a pet carer as I wanted to incorporate my love for animals into a business and be able to do what I love while being able to help others by caring for their pets while away...
I decided to become a pet carer as I wanted to incorporate my love for animals into a business and be able to do what I love while being able to help others by caring for their pets while away or covering for other staff when on leave as we all know animals don’t keep 9 to 5hrs.
8am my day starts like most pet people getting up to feed the horses and animals, checking they all well and then feeding myself.
10am is usually spent turning out, mucking out, and grooming or riding depending on the daily routine for that yard or home.
12pm I normally get to relax a bit, have some lunch, check emails, check messages or catch a quick nap, my time is my own.
2pm around this time I normally do other yard duties, poo pick the paddock, lunge horses or walk the dog whatever else is required to be done, play with the cat, goat, parrot…
4pm by this time I would start to bring in and feed the horses, animals, clean tack and leave everything ready for morning.
6pm after a fun filled day, ill make dinner or go visit friends, family or just relax with a good book.
8pm do a quick night check to tuck in all the fur kids before jumping into bed myself usually with a cat or 2 for company, what a great way to spend the day!
Being a pet carer offers a great opportunity to work your own hours on a flexible timetable, it offers variety with different animals in different places so your daily routine never gets boring all whilst doing what you love and getting paid for it.