Just wanting to get some good advice on how much a “groom” should be paid on average. No housing or other goodies provided. Also, how many hours or days are typical in a week?
They will be in charge of the following for 35-40 horses:
general horse care, bathing, braiding tails, brushing, clipping, lunging, hot walk, warm up and cool down, turn out, some ground training, feeding, giving supplements and medicine, tack up and down, clean tack, prep horses and trailers for shows, set up local shows, run errands such as making deposits, getting fuel, getting lunch, going to the post office, feedings dogs, taking care of pigs and cats, general cleanliness of barn, doing laundry, helping with office paperwork and entries, and other small things here and there.
Should I also factor in the worth of the horses in how much I should pay them?