An integral part of a large working stable or barn, the barn foreman implements the essential routines of day to day horse life.
What You Need
This is a position which benefits from in-depth horse knowledge, general admin experience and the ability to multi-task. A key team player, the foreman’s communication skills and organization are an integral part of keeping their charges healthy and happy.
Similar in description to barn manager, the barn foreman position is generally found at larger establishments. Their position requires less planning/ management and more hands on work. A barn foreman often reports to both the barn manager and the trainer, and is essential in carrying out their plans of action.
Hiring & firing of barn/ stable employees
Training new employees
Managing barn/ stable staff
Enforcing feed & cleaning schedules
Ordering supplies & feed
Maintaining equipment, supply & feed inventory
Applying prescribed medications and treatments
Enforcing exercise routines
Available for emergency after-hours
Managing disposal of waste
Overseeing vet visits, worming & shots
Overseeing farrier visits
This is a position which can rely more on experience than formal schooling. Generally a high school diploma is required, however any secondary education in animal husbandry is helpful.
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