This is a position usually found in larger establishments with many animals to look after. It is often a starting point for someone looking to earn more hands-on experience around horses.
What You Need
Sometimes this position covers grooming, feeding and general maintenance, however their main objective is to keep the stable clean. This is a position which benefits from physical strength and endurance, a respect for the equine animal and problem solving skills.
A solid work ethic, a knack for routine and a love of the outdoors are essential elements needed to be a stall cleaner.
Usually under the supervision of a barn manager or foreman, stall cleaners are responsible for keeping stalls cleaned, for general maintenance and at times feeding duties. A stall cleaner spends a great deal of time with each animal they clean up after, which puts them in a good position to notice (and report) problems or illness.
Adhering to a cleaning and/ or feeding schedule
Removing waste and wet bedding from stalls
Sometimes responsible for daily feedings
Usually responsible for general and routine maintenance
Keeping stable area tidy, raking & sweeping
Can be responsible for grooming duties
Alerting stable management of problems with the animals
Some establishments may require a high school diploma for employment, however this is an entry level position which generally requires little to no formal education or training. A challenging position physically, this job is easy to learn and many potential employers will be willing to train good candidates.
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