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General Function

Performs a variety of tasks to assist in the maintenance of the Miami University Equestrian Center and the horses boarded there

Job Details

Functional Title

Horse Groom

Job Code





Equestrian Center


Non exempt

Last Updated

July 30, 3014

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities—Essential Functions

  • Daily cleaning of stalls, and periodic stripping/rebedding of stalls, as well as feeding and watering of horses in the barns and fields.
  • Sweeping, dusting, cleaning of all areas, including public areas, tack rooms, offices, restroom.
  • Grooming of horses, including daily routine grooming and more specialized show grooming.
  • Perform daily physical and psychological inspection of all horses, reporting abnormal physical appearance or unusual behavior to the manager.
  • Perform first aid and health maintenance duties on horses, such as daily leg maintenance duties involving rubbing and bandaging tendons and hoof inspection.
  • Perform duties involving feed additives/supplements and medicated feed supplements.
  • Perform duties that may require knowledge of and experience with different types of farm machinery.
  • Perform duties which may involve interaction with college students, parents, alumni, and prospective students, requiring a degree of communication skills and professional decorum.

Reporting Relationships

Direction Received: Reports to Assistant Equestrian Center Manager

Direction Given: May at times work with and supervise student work staff

Minimum Requirements

Prior experience in horse care and barn and farm machinery. Requires driver's license.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics

  • Knowledge of procedures of horse training and shows
  • Knowledge of and experience with farm machinery
  • Knowledge of equipment and procedures used in conditioning arena footing surfaces and courses of jumps for training

Working Conditions

Frequent standing, walking, climbing, and operating equipment. Some lifting of materials weighing up to 70 pounds. Periodic assignment given which entail dealing with modestly unpleasant physical situations. There may be considerable noise generated by machine operation and some machinery may present an element of personal risk of injury due to an accident.

Please note: The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular positions. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. For jobs occupied by more than one employee, the identification of non-essential functions shall be determined from the individual’s position description.

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