horse sitter cowgirl magazine

Planning vacations can be exciting! Those with horses will mostly likely need to hire to a sitter though. Depending on your barn and set up, your horse will need to be cared for once or even twice a day. It’s important you find the right person for the job! You want to be able to enjoy your trip, not stress the whole time.

10 Interview Questions for A Horse Sitter

  1. What type of horse experience to you have?
  2. Are you able to clean stalls, feed, hay, water, and lead horses?
  3. How long have you been horse sitting for?
  4. Do you have references?
  5. Do you have any first-aid skills?
  6. Are you insured?
  7. How would you handle an emergency?
  8. What is your availability like? Can you come twice (or once) a day at (x) and (x) time?
  9. Do you have reliable transportation? And how far away do you live?
  10. What are your salary requirements?

Your unique needs should also be factored in. Do you have young horses or stallions? Make sure the potential worker has the appropriate level of experience. Some farm owners will want the sitter to stay in their house, while others just need an hour or so a day. Don’t be afraid to interview two or three different candidates, as well.