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Assistant Barn Manager Job Description

Type: Hourly, Full-time or Part-timemust be willing to work some weekends.

Pay: $12-13/hour depending on experience


The Assistant Barn Manager will assist the Morning Dove team with routine barn and horse care throughout the week and weekends. Each day, the Assistant Manager will arrive no later than 8:00 am. The Assistant Manager’s first and primary responsibility each day is to help complete routine barn chores, which include cleaning stalls, spreading clean bedding, dumping/scrubbing/refilling water buckets, throwing hay flakes and hay bales, sweeping the aisle way and making meals for the horses.

The Assistant Barn Manager will use the remainder of his/her time to complete additional chores as needed. The Barn Manager and Assistant Manager will set a routine for these chores to be used regularly; however, specific or time-sensitive chores may replace the weekly routine at the Barn Manager’s discretion. In addition, this position will routinely help with schooling and exercising activities for the horses, set forth by the Equine Manager. The Assistant Barn Manager is expected to follow the existing barn/equine care routines and develop a plan of action for seasonal shifts in chore routine. He/she will also direct short-term or long-term healthcare regimens, manage barn helper volunteers, and lead training and schooling exercise activities when the Equine Manager is unavailable.

Any violation of safety standards or (un)intended negligence regarding equine care is grounds for immediate termination.

Additionally, the candidate will learn the tenets of therapeutic riding as a horse leader and side walker in our programs, and may assist in program based needs. Pursuing PATH certification as an instructor is available and encouraged!

Location: 7444 W. 96th Street, Zionsville


  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have 1 or more years’ experience in farm/stable routine care
  • Must have intermediate knowledge of equine care and barn management 
  • Must be organized and attentive to routines
  • Must have good communication skills and willing to learn
  • Must work well with peers and volunteers
  • Must be willing to follow established protocols as directed
  • Must be physically able to lift 60lbs regularly
  • Must be physically able to walk and stand for extended periods at a time

Skills needed:

  • Previous experience working with horses required
  • Reliable – shows up on time, consistently
  • GREAT communication skills – will ask questions, great listener, open to learning
  • Someone willing to pitch in where needed, but can get their own work done in a timely and effective way
  • Beginner to intermediate knowledge of equine first aid

Please attach your resume to the form below or contact our Equine/Barn Manager, Abigail Schounce, at for more information or to apply for the position.

PATH Registered or Certified Instructor – Part-Time

Morning Dove is always growing and adding new programs.  To support this we are always open to a adding an experienced, devoted PATH certified instructor (Registered or Advanced) – both day and evening hours available.

Please attach your resume to the form below!