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Equine Manager

Heartland Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
19655 Antioch Road, Overland Park, KS 66013
$55,000 - $65,000 a year - Full-time
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19655 Antioch Road, Overland Park, KS 66013

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  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance

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Equine Manager Job Description

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The Equine Manager is responsible for the care of the equine herd and ensuring the safety of humans and equines at HTR living on-site in a provided home.

Reporting: Equine Manager reports to the Equine Program Director.

Equine Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides for the daily physical needs of the equine herd (currently 20) including feeding, watering, stall and dry lot cleaning, blanketing, and turn out; and ensures equines have necessary amenities of shelter, water, grass, or hay.
  • Schedules and supervises Barn Staff to ensure that the equine herd’s needs are met daily, and that the facility is secured on evenings and weekends.
  • Implements the Equine Feeding and Management Plan developed with the Equine Program Director for daily feeding and turnout for each horse which is posted and recorded in Salesforce.
  • Orders feed, supplements, bedding, and other supplies in a timely manner.
  • Notifies the Equine Program Director regarding any behavioral and health issues and documents in SalesForce.
  • Provide emergency first-aid and ongoing care for injury or illness when the Equine Program Director is not available.
  • Stay on-call for equine emergencies and notify the Equine Program Director regarding emergencies.
  • Manage routine horse care such as clipping, bathing, sheath cleaning, worming, and farrier visits.
  • Contacts the vet for emergency care in the absence of the Equine Program Director
  • Informs the Equine Program Director of any equine behavioral and health concerns.
  • Performs evening feeding and barn tasks along with securing facility when assigned.
  • Assists in keeping the barn clean, safe, and operational to provide an exceptional customer experience. Duties may include:
  • Cleaning barn equipment such as feed buckets, rakes, brooms, and grooming supplies. Advises the Facility Manager when repairs or replacements are needed.
  • Operating sweeper cat, leaf blower, dump trailer and other cleaning equipment.
  • Assist at events and activities as requested.
  • Assist with camp and riding classes as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Proficient in handling equine and managing their feeding, health, and safety.
  • General knowledge of facility management and the ability to operate farm equipment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate in a respectful and friendly manner and remain calm in stressful situations.
  • Ability to follow instructions, think creatively, solve problems, and prioritize.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member. Must be adaptable and flexible when needed.
  • Ability and willingness to work evening and weekend hours as needed.


  • Must live on site - (3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 car garage house and utilities are included)
  • Must be at least 25 years of age.
  • Current driver’s license
  • Experience handling equine on the ground, including haltering and leading.
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification, preferred.
  • Complete HTR Volunteer Training courses within 60 days of hire
  • Successfully complete pre-employment background check
  • Ability to work both indoors and outside for multiple hours.
  • Heavy lifting is required in handling tack and caring for horses. For example: saddles and feed sacks can weigh up to 50 lbs. and bales of hay can weigh around 70 lbs

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $55,000.00 - $65,000.00 per year


  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed

Application Question(s):

  • Are you comfortable leading horses in and out of a barn and pastures?
  • Are you prepared to clean horse stalls?
  • Are you prepared to check the basic needs for horses 7 days a week?
  • Are you prepared to work outdoors regardless of the weather?
  • Are you a well organized and detail oriented person?
  • Are you willing to live on-site (3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 car garage house included)?


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • equine: 3 years (Required)


  • Driver's License (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Overland Park, KS: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person