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Saddle Up!

Barn Manager

Saddle Up!


Job Summary

This position is responsible for overall barn cleanliness, efficiency and daily maintenance, equine feeding and health, and assisting with conditioning/training of Saddle Up! equines as needed. The Barn Manager is responsible for training, scheduling, and overseeing volunteer stable hands and for all organization systems (signs, instruction posts, etc.) required for accurate care and feeding of our horses by volunteers.  Learn more about this position at saddleupnashville.org/careers

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities include managing and overseeing the feeding of equines, dispensing of daily medications and supplements, managing the supply and ordering of grain, supplements, medications and other barn supplies, performing tasks associated with the cleanliness and condition of barns and adjacent paddocks, and with horse health, specifically mucking stalls, cleaning buckets, feeders and automatic waterers, sweeping/blowing barn aisles, sweeping barn and cross-ties areas, keeping barn free of fire hazards and pests, emptying manure spreader, picking or dragging paddocks, cleaning tack and equipment as requested, bathing and grooming our 26 horses as needed, applying sunscreen and topical medications, bathing, blanketing, fly masks, cold hosing, etc.


Position actively participates in the planning and oversight of group volunteer activities. The Barn Manager works closely with the Director of Equine Operations and Property Director. Must have a proven record of teamwork, reliability and excellent work ethic, be committed to our mission, enjoy working with volunteers, be able to manage the physical demands of barn and farm work, and enjoy working a flexible schedule that may include early mornings, some evenings, and Saturday or Sunday hours. Horse handling, care and feeding experience as well as experience with farm equipment is required. Strong riding skills strongly preferred.

  • Current training for First Aid, CPR, AED Children and Adult.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in the equine industry, including health care, nutrition, training/showing or barn/facility management. Experience at an equine-assisted services program preferred.
  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent experience in a field related to equines, agriculture, farm management, etc.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience supervising and training staff or volunteers.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience operating small farm equipment such as RTV, manure spreader, golf cart, etc. Experience with large tractor and tractor attachments is a plus.
  • Experience with the daily use of Microsoft applications and Salesforce. Experience with Asana or other project management software is a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience in role requiring attention to detail, exceptional observation skills and ability to effectively multi-task under pressure
  • Must be able to complete all physical requirements of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
    • Ability to lift 25/50/80 pounds regularly.
    • Ability to sit, stand, walk, hear, speak, twist, bend, and lift.
    • Ability to move safely over uneven terrain or in confined spaces.
    • Ability to see and respond to emergencies.
    • Ability to work in extreme weather

Additional Information


  • Full time, flexible schedule.
  • 9 (nine) Paid Holidays.
  • Paid PTO (personal time off).
  • Health insurance (50% paid by Saddle Up! on employee only 0 – 4 years; 75% paid by Saddle Up! employee only 4+ years).
  • Dental, Vision and Life Insurance available (employee paid) HSA/FSA.
  • 401K with discretionary employer match after one year of employment.
  • Worker’s Compensation Insurance 100% employer paid.

How to Apply

Send letter of interest and resume to Lindsey Wood at lwood@saddleupnashville.org.


  • Date Posted: April 26, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Animal Welfare
  • Start Date: 05/15/2023
  • Salary Range: Based on experience
  • Working Hours: Varies