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Assistant Barn Manager

Melbourne, Florida 32934
United States

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Date Posted: 10/29/2019 | Last Updated: 11/04/2019

Categories: Foreman/Asst Manager, Manager - general, Manager - ranch
Positions Available: Full Time, Contract
Annual Salary Range: Not Specified
Minimum Education Level: None
Horse Breeds Associated With This Job: Any Breed
Languages Required: Any Language
Drivers license required? Yes
Commercial drivers license required? No
Own car required? Yes
Pets allowed? No
Non-smokers required? Yes
Live on site? No
Will pay to relocate? No
Height/Weight Specifications
(For riding positions only)
Height:   ft    in
Weight:   lbs
About The Facility
Beautiful, 22 stall stable on almost 5 acres of well-maintained pastures with individual turnout. Stunning, spacious outdoor arena, round pen & storage areas. Impeccable horse care and facilities. We provide a well-maintained professional boarding operation in business for over 15 years.
Job Description
We are seeking an cheerful energetic, motivated and dedicated Assistant Equine Manager to join our barn with initiative and who really cares about & loves our horses like they are their very own. Individual should take pleasure in a job well done and have significant horse experience. In this role, you will be responsible for the overall health and well-being of our large population of equines (up to 22). You will oversee day-to-day barn operations. You will also work with our service partners (veterinarians, farriers, trainers, etc.), suppliers, visitors ensuring that all have a safe and positive experience. Finally, you will act as an ambassador for Bandish Equestrian Stables. Owner lives on site.


Horse Care
• Oversee daily care of equines including food, water and medication.
• Ensure that all equines have access to clean, fresh water at all times.
• Ensure that all equines have turnout and access to proper shelter at all times.
• Monitor eating habits, behavior and overall physical and emotional health of all equines, reporting changes/concerns to the owner.
• Develop and maintain relationships with veterinarians, farriers, dentists, etc. Schedule and manage regular and emergency appointment schedule.
• Maintain relationships with trainers. Schedule and manage appointment schedule.
• Establish and maintain detailed, up-to-date equine records reflecting all care and development per Bandish Equestrian Stables protocol.
• Move equines as needed.
• Treat all equines with kindness and respect.
• Ensure proper handling and control of equines in all environments.

Barn Operations
• Ensure that all facilities are clean, free of debris/contaminants, meets safety standards and presents a professional appearance at all times.
• Develop and manage cleaning schedules including daily, weekly and periodic tasks.
• Manage ordering and inventory of feed, hay, supplements, medical supplies, bedding, tack and other supplies in a timely manner.
• Identify needed repairs to facilities, reporting needs to the Owner asap.
• Utilize equipment appropriately and maintain high safety standards.

Additional Responsibilities
• Provide detailed daily updates on equine operations to Owner.
• Ensure all property entrants have a signed Liability Release, Waiver &
Express Assumption of Risk Equine Activity Form
• Other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements
Skills & Experience
• Previous experience managing a professional barn or other progressive
jobs responsible for handling and providing daily care for equines
• Comfortable handling equines with behavioral issues which may include shyness, fearfulness and reactivity.
• Knowledgeable about breeds, characteristics and care needs of equines.
• Knowledgeable about equine medical problems, signs and response protocol.
• Previous experience working with equines with natural horsemanship techniques preferred.
• Excellent interpersonal, listening and communication skills.
• Good a multi-tasking and paying attention to details.
• Able to handle confidential situation and sensitive information.
• Able to exercise good judgment and make independent decisions based on knowledge at hand.
• Demonstrated ability to interact with the general public.
• Able to professionally represent Bandish Equestrian Stables
• Team player, low ego, willing to learn and share knowledge.
• Valid drivers license.
• Must be able to pass a background check.
• 6 day work week to include one weekend days.
• Must be willing to work weekends and holidays.

Physical Requirements
• Must be able to perform strenuous and repetitive physical activity on a daily basis including but not limited to: shoveling, mucking, poop scooping, lifting, carrying, reaching, stooping, squatting, bending, walking, climbing up and down ladders, and climbing into and out of vehicles.
• Must be able to routinely lift 50-75 pounds.
• Must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
• Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time throughout the day.
• Must be able to work around allergens like hay, dust, and animals.
Housing not available. Annual 1 week paid vacation after one year of work.

* Please no unscheduled visits to the property. Call or text 321-863-5004 or email only
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