Barn managers, can you describe your facility, how many horses, how many other workers there are, your general duties, and your compensation/benefits in as much detail as possible? Also, very importantly, do you get free board for your horse as part of the deal?
I have been asked to be the barn manager for a small boarding facility and I am trying to get an idea of what would be reasonable compensation/benefits to expect. It is an 8 stall eventing barn with a dedicated trainer, all private boarders. I would do daily turnout, and blanketing if needed. I will be in charge of feeding/haying, scheduling vet/farrier/chiro/hay delivery/shavings delivery/picking up feed/etc. Probably some bookkeeping or at least tracking expenses so I can be reimbursed, or perhaps they will give me a business CC. We haven’t gotten a chance to nail down all the details, but I expect to do pretty much all the usual barn manger stuff. I don’t have to muck stalls as they pay one other individual to do that.
I have read lots of threads on here regarding the topic of barn management, but haven’t found one explicitly answering this question in lots of detail, just some answers here and there, but if there is one and someone wants to point me in that direction I would be grateful I’m looking for as much info as I can so I have some hard data when approaching the barn owners to discuss details on job duties and compensation.
Thanks in advance for your responses!!