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Saddle Up!

Barn Manager

Saddle Up!


Job Summary

The Barn Manager is responsible for Saddle Up! barns’ cleanliness and maintenance and equine feeding and general health.  The Barn Manager is responsible for training and overseeing volunteer stable hands and will assist in scheduling as required.  The Barn Manager develops all aids (signs, feeding instructions, etc) and documents required for efficient and accurate care and feeding of horses.  Depending upon riding experience and skill, the Barn Manager, as a member of the Equine Team, may be involved in assisting with conditioning/training of Saddle Up! equines as needed. This position works collaboratively with the Director of Equine Operations and Property Director.

Job Responsibilities

• Manage and oversee feeding of equines, including updating feeder sheets, training and scheduling feeders as required, and assist with feeding as needed. Absent volunteer feeders the Barn Manager fills this role.

• On call, as scheduled, to field questions regarding equine health, care, and/or behavior.

• Identify symptoms of equine illness and/or injuries and provide care as needed under the direction of, or in the absence of, the Equine Operations Director.

• Organize, dispense and Administer daily and emergency medications for equines as determined by the Equine Operations Director, insuring accuracy in dosage and timing of all medications

• Assist Equine Operations Director with providing preventive health care to equines, such a de-wormer, vaccinations, healthy diets, etc.

• Assess the herd on a daily basis for ongoing health maintenance.

• Manage supply, ordering, and storage of grain, supplements, medications, and other barn supplies as needed including regular disposal of expired supplies, supplements and medications and replacement as needed of basic inventory of equine wellness, grooming, and first aid supplies as determined by Equine Operations Director

• Collaborate with Equine Operations Director regarding horse health and recommend changes to equine feed plans as needed.

• Perform tasks related to cleanliness and condition of the barn and equine and human 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 horses as needed, applying sunscreen, blanketing, cold hosing, etc.

• Train volunteers and staff to perform barn chores, facility tasks, and equine care.  This includes but is not limited to the list above. Maintain schedule and provide regular communications for volunteer stable hands and feeders

• Maintain and update organization systems in the barns, including but not limited to, pasture assignment board, horse pictures, halter wall, winter blankets, rain sheets, etc.

• Assist Equine Operations Director with cleanliness and organization of tack/equipment and the tack room in the main barn.

• Actively participate in planning and oversight of group volunteer activities that include farm, facility and barn-related work, helping to train, organize, motivate and direct volunteers

• Collaborate with Equine Operations Director to determine pasture assignments and changes and assist with rotation changes.

• Uphold PATH International standards and Saddle Up! policies and procedures at all times.

• Other duties as assigned


  • 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

Paid Holidays

Paid Personal Time Off

Health Insurance – partially company paid

Vision and Dental – fully employee paid

Life Insurance – fully employee paid

How to Apply

To apply send resume and letter of interest, detailing specfic experience related to this position to


  • Date Posted: April 18, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Animal Welfare
  • Salary Range: Based on experience
  • Working Hours: Flexible TBD