The barn where I board and have my teaching/training business has been a family run business for over 50 years. The owners, having never boarded anywhere else themselves, are unaware of the complexities of the term "barn manager." They simply hired a friend who boarded with them for 15 years who had no other experience either. This person is only on property a couple of hours in the morning and the same in the afternoon, usually leaving before all the horses are brought in. She does not know how to handle an injury, pull a loose shoe, or administer basic injections like banamine.

The boarders have decided that since they raised the board to a price where, in our area, you would have a qualified on site manager, that we needed to address this with them before we pay this increase.

If you were looking to fill a "barn manager" position, what would be the job description and what would be the qualification of a person you would hire?

Thanks, we plan to present answers to the owners!