Horse Job – Stable Hand

A red stableA position usually found in small establishments with fewer horses and employees, the duties of a stable hand can encompass those of groom, handler, stall cleaner & schooling rider. This is an entry level position, good for those who want to begin a career in the equine industry.

What You Need

This is a position which benefits from a working knowledge of horses, general maintenance skills and solid communication skills. Smaller stables often rely heavily on each employee and everyone shares responsibility for the animals.

A firm belief in teamwork, physical strength and the ability to stay calm under pressure are all key ingredients to a successful stable hand.

Job Description

Usually answers to either the barn manager or the trainer and is responsible for overall maintenance and daily running of the facility, feeding, cleaning & administering of medication.


Adhering to feeding, cleaning & supplement schedules
Holding horses for vet & farrier
Daily exercise of animals
Administering of prescribed medication & general first aid
Facility maintenance and fixes
Keeping stable area tidy, sweeping, raking & watering
Grooming & bathing of animals
Monitoring horses for health and soundness
Help with breeding and foaling
Help with problem animals


Some employers will require a high school diploma for employment, but no formal education or training really exists for this position. Potential employers will be looking for someone with horse experience who is handy enough for routine maintenance.

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375 Comments on “Horse Job – Stable Hand

  1. lucy

    I’m looking for occasional help with horses and other animals in area of Palm Beach Gardens, South Florida.

    1. Chelsea K

      Hi my name is chelsea and I live about an hour away from palm beach gardens and im quite familiar with the area. I have been around horses ever since i was a little girl. Ive rode English and western and trained briefly as a jockey when i was younger but my passion for horses has never left me and im looking to pursue my dream of working with them. please contact me if you need a young and confident helping hand. I’m more then willing to learn and exceed expectations. Im willing to relocate and devote my time to a career of working with horses. please contact me at your convenience via email, it goes straight to my cell phone which is the best way to reach me at all times.

  2. Anna

    Hello everyone! My name’s Anna and I’ve been looking for a job working with horses and other animals since I moved to Gloucester, Va. I’ve had put together about 3 years experience caring for, riding and overall being around horses and farm animals, I’ve owned dogs and cats of all sizes all my life. I’m looking for an hourly paid position, which would be set by the employer of course. If you’re looking for some barn/farm help within 30 minutes of Gloucester, Va please email me at We can go over the details. Thanks. :)

  3. kayla vyse

    Hi im kayla and I was wondering if there was any think that i could do or help with your horses I have ridden since I was two and I am thirteen now I can muck out, tack up, clean, break them in, turn them out feed them and ride them I have got a lot of experience with horses and when I’m older I’m like to make my own business like yours I hope you say yes , thank you ,kayla

  4. Cindy Ofarrell

    I love horses & I have experience on a farm for over 6 + yrs. & I’m a hard worker who gets the job done & shows up on time…never late…I hope to talk & meet u soon & have a nice day.

  5. Crystal Cunninghan

    I really love horses , I mean I have an incredible love for horses and I believe this career would be perfect for me and I would be perfect for the job.

  6. Crystal

    Hi i am Crystal i am 16 years old and looking for an nice job showing my skills in Kansas city Missouri with working and training horses i am good with Animals and good at Handling them but i am still in High school its summertime though and i am wondering if anyone can hire an 16 year old teen girl working with horses it will be an good skill for me sense i am good with Dog’s cat’s Hamster’s and chicken’s please let me know

  7. michelle

    Hi, i am Michelle i am looking for a job exactly like this in Canada Brampton Ontario or around in the area maybe Mississauga or others and i am a young teen so i do not know for sure if i am good for the specific job but i am fully capable of everything i have to do i am very responsibly and can do exactly what i am told i hope i can be hired!and animals love me so i will not leave them under any harm too!

  8. John S.

    About 50 years experience, mostly thoroughbreds. Age 61. Non-drinker, non-smoker, drug-free. References. I’m looking for a live-in farm job near DELAWARE 19808. 42 years riding experience and very fit. Call John at 302-415-5017. Thanks.

  9. Grace

    I’m looking for some extra money, I’m saving up for my own horse! I have good horse experience can groom, ride, clean. Hope I’m the right person for you!!


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