Barn Manager/ Head Trainer

Myopia Hunt Club

South Hamilton, Massachusetts

Job Type Part Time

Myopia Hunt Club
Head Trainer/Barn Manager
435 Bay Rd, Hamilton Ma 01982

The head trainer/barn manager will report directly to the Equestrian Executive Committee member and supports her with barn operations. This position serves as the lead manager and trainer of nine horses. It focuses on the daily hands-on horse care, feeding, medical administration, and routine facility cleaning, such as mucking stalls and general barn cleaning, with opportunities for basic exercise of nine clients' horses and potential lessons. The employee must pass background check.


  • Feed horses at least two times per day at regularly scheduled times
  • Facilitate basic exercise to include but not limited to turning out, riding, and exercising clients' horses. Applying any practical support, such as bell boots, blankets, fly gear, fly spray, grooming, washing etc.
  • Administer medication/therapies
  • Hold for a vet, farrier, etc.
  • Monitor horse health and notify clients and board member with any concerns
  • Change blankets as weather requires
  • Wash clients, blankets, fly sheets, bell boots, as well as towels daily
  • Responsible for changing and cleaning 3 to 4 outside water troughs twice weekly.
  • Drop hay down from the loft and restock in stalls once a month
  • Collect hay nets, re-stuff them, and put them back outside daily
  • Maintain dragging outside, riding ring, small pony ring, and stone dust courtyard once a week with provided gator/tractor


  • Muck stalls, clean and refill water buckets, re-bed stalls with shavings. Nine horses.
  • Sweep, rake, and water barn aisles and entryway
  • Clean and refill four outside water troughs twice a week.
  • Pick out pastures twice a week or more if needed.
  • Order Grain and set up for feedings
  • Pick up clients’ supplements in the mail room in the main clubhouse
  • Identify maintenance issues/concerns and report to the head of grounds
  • Perform additional duties as assigned
  • Oversee the cleaning crew, which comes into the support room once a week
  • Oversee a staff of 5 to 6 part-time workers

Physical Demands

  • Ability to continuously stand or walk
  • Ability to bend, squat and lift objects of 50 pounds frequently
  • Ability to climb up and down on farm equipment and ladders
  • Ability to work in a traditional barn environment, including dust, walking on uneven surfaces, etc.
  • Ability to work outside during inclement weather, such as excessive heat, cold and rain, etc.
  • Maintain cleanliness of tractor, gator, Dodge Ram 3500 pickup truck, as well as six-horse trailer
  • In an emergency, you may be asked to drive a client's horse to the hospital if qualified.


  • Hourly compensation of $20.00 per hour up to 29 hours per week for the months of April through November. Work hours for periods between December and April will be determined based on workload.
  • Onsite accommodations in a one-bedroom apartment on the property
  • Free utilities and Wi-Fi
  • Dog, cat, partner allowed.
  • Parking for 2 personal vehicles and a trailer.
  • Use Myopia Hunt Club truck and trailer for local driving around when working.
  • Board for one horse (if trainer is providing lessons and or exercising clients’ horses for facility)
  • Free lunch six days a week
  • If trainer is certified and licensed in the state of Massachusetts, a 50-50 split on all revenue with lessons and exercising client's horses. (Board member can sponsor and certify for this position.)
  • End-of-season bonus at the Executive Director's discretion, based on performance.

Must have barn experience.


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Category Horse