People who work with horses do it because they love the animals.
They are not in this field for the money. Equine managers often live on the farm, and usually get free board and meals in addition to a salary, which can be about $20,000 to $30,000 a year. Some managers earn more if they oversee a large stable of horses, while those just starting out may be paid less. Managers who work on farms and ranches that are family owned and operated are usually treated like one of the family.
Equine managers are responsible for caring for, grooming, feeding, and training horses and riders. Veterinarians are called on to make sure the animal is in good health. The equine manager works with the veterinarian to inform him about the general health of the animal.
Managers must be able to ride well and know a good deal about caring for horses. They can obtain a degree in equine studies. How ever, most equine managers learn on the job. They start out as ranch or farm hands.
Horses need routine care to prevent parasites such as worms. An equine manager will make sure the animal's coat is brushed often and his stall is cleaned on a regular basis. This helps reduce the number of worms. Equine managers can administer medicines every eight to twelve weeks to de-worm the horses. They also work closely with the veterinarian to maintain proper preventive health programs for the horses.