Horse Jobs – Breeding Manager

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A career in breeding management is not one for the faint of heart. Aside from the decidedly lewd nature of the job itself, this field is as physically demanding as it is economically challenging. This is a position people often find themselves in without planning for it.

Not An Easy Job

Horse breeding requires managing excited & emboldened stallions all the way to cranky gestating mares. And understanding the complicated nature of reproductive cycles and pregnancy needs. Anyone in this position has to have a genuine love of the animal.

This is a postion which benefits from strict attention to detail, strength of character and an innate sense of dedication to animal rights.

Good business sense, practical horse knowledge and endless patience are a requirement for becoming a successful breeding manager.

Job Description

Breeding Management is an all-encompassing term for the individual responsible for planning, organizing, care, breeding, pregnancy and foaling duties. They may also employ a foreman or handler to help with work.


  • Handling stallions for breeding
  • Observation & care of pregnant mares
  • Development of feeding & supplementation schedule
  • Semen collection & artificial insemination
  • In small establishments – more hands on
  • In large establishments – more management duties
  • Firm understanding of marketing and business procedures
  • Communication with different parts of the industry


This is a rare position in that it can really be held by anyone, formal education is not always the best teacher in many cases.

Experience with horses, reproduction cycles and systems, handling strong-willed stallions are all invaluable for this position.

A degree in equine reproduction, equine science, agribusiness and schooling for remote reproduction can’t hurt either.


A few places to start if you are interested in a career as a breeding manager.

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Equine Reproduction

The Right Job For You?

If this isn’t your dream job, there is a long list of different careers that involve horses. Each one requiring a different skill set, schooling requirement and amount of contact with the animals.

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5 Comments on “Horse Jobs – Breeding Manager



  2. Jacqueline Hayes

    I am writing to apply for a manager position of an Equine Reproduction Center. I am confidant that my skills from my educational and career background experiences are well aligned with the role, and that I would be an excellent fit for your organization. Please allow me to highlight some of my best skills and qualifications to prove that I possess the exact qualities that are sought after for this position.
    My name is Jackie Hayes. I graduated from Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA, in May of 2013, earning a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Equine Science and Management. I’m writing because I am interested in earning a Master’s Degree in the field of Animal/Equine Reproduction or Physiology and/or pursuing a full time position at a Reproduction facility.
    Most of my background and experience is with Standardbreds in breeding and foaling. I worked for Delaware Valley College at the Standardbred Breeding Center for a year and foaled out and bred 30+ mares. My responsibilities included but were not limited to: collecting stallions (including processing, analyzing and shipping semen, or inseminating it directly into DVH’s mares), artificially inseminating mares, and determining ultra sounds with a veterinarian as well as develop further plans (skip a heat cycle, breed now, then flush uterus, breed in two days, etc). Another crucial part of my job was testing the mares for several weeks before their due date and delivering the foals late at night, as well as post delivery care of both the mare and foal. My job also entailed over seeing the barn and making sure everything ran smoothly, including pasture management and rotation, turn out placement, and applying basic care (medications, feeding regimens, cleaning, etc). As a senior in college, I did much research on dystocias during delivery for my senior project and how environmental factors affect it.
    These are only a few qualifications that make me the perfect person to fit the needs of the Equine Reproduction Center manager. I strongly encourage and invite you to review my resume. Thank you for taking the time to review me as a candidate for this position. Please feel free to contact me via phone or e mail at your convenience to discuss further my background as well as the requirements for this role.
    Thank you,
    Jacqueline Hayes

  3. Amanda

    wondering how a twelve-year old can start planning to be with the mare and stallions? how do you get the exact traits you are looking for in a foal? how much training should I consider? which schools are the best places to apply to?

  4. Dr.(Major) R.S Bansal

    I am a graduate in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry(Gold Medalist- First class first throughout
    the duration of Graduation. OGPA 3.75/4.00). I obtained my master’s degree in Veterinary Obstetrics and Gynecology OGPA 3.64/4.00. I at my credit have doctorate in Veterinary Obstetrics and Gynecology OGPA 8.11/10. My doctorate was on Ultrasonographic studies of folliculogenesis, pregnancy diagnosis & progesterone profile during various phases of reproduction. I have studied in leading Agricultural and Veterinary Universities of Gov. of India during my graduation, post graduation and doctorate. I have served the Indian Army for 10 years and was Major, while in the Army, I was looking after the treatment and management of the horses. Thereafter I have served as a Farm Manager at National Research Centre on Equines(At Equine Production Campus Bikaner) in India. Later on I had been serving as the Senior Scientist in Livestock Production Management at Project Directorate on Cattle for 3 yrs. NRC on Equines and P.D. on Cattle are the Institutes which come under the Indian Council of Agricultural and Research, Ministry of Agriculture, Gov. of India.

    In all I have been working with horses for last 30 years. Presently I am a visiting Professor in Veterinary Obstetrics and Gynecology and also a consultant to various equine breeding stud farms in India. I work as a full time Vet. during the breeding season in Equines at one particular Thorough bred equine stud farm i.e January- June.

    I am able to do Ultrasonography to study folliculogenesis pregnancy diagnosis and also Uterine Pathology in mares. In addition I am able to perform rectal palpitation to judge the accurate time of covering/artificial insemination and also pregnancy diagnosis.

    In view of my above exposure with the equines I am looking for a job.

  5. stacey

    Hello I am an experienced educated instructor breeder manager coach judge and trainer.
    I have my own ultrasound machine and I perform artificial insemination.
    I would love to find a position where I could benefit a breeding operation and manage a farm throughout the year.

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