An essential member of any large barn or stable, the barn manager is responsible for planning and orchestrating the day to day life of each animal in their charge.
What You Need
This is a position which benefits from management experience, a high level of organization and a supreme knowledge of horses. Attention to detail and the ability to follow through are essential as the barn manager is required to organize both horses and people.
Barn manager is the glue that holds a barn or stable together, they oversee every aspect of horse care, from vet visits to exercise to supplies to management of barn employees. Their role is a significant one and beyond an almost expert knowledge of horses, it requires quick decision making, adaptability and leadership qualities.
Hiring & firing of barn/ stable employees
Training new employees
Overseeing barn/ stable staff
Developing & enforcing feed & cleaning schedules
Ordering supplies & feed
Maintaining equipment, supply & feed inventory
Dispensing & applying prescribed medications and treatments
Developing & enforcing exercise routines
Available for emergency after-hours
Managing disposal of waste
Arranging and overseeing vet visits, worming & shots
Overseeing farrier scheduling & visits
There is no formal education required per se, however veterinary and management schooling are beneficial, as is previous barn management experience.
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