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STABLE ASSISTANT (FULL-TIME)

REPORTS TO: STABLE STAFF SUPERVISOR STATUS: FULL-TIME, NON-EXEMPT, HOURLY

The stable assistant acts as an overall assistant to the stable staff supervisor. Tuition and other benefits available.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assists with general stable procedures, which include but are not limited to:

  • Daily cleaning of stalls.

  • Feeding and watering of horses, including removing ice and filling of water buckets.

  • Sweeping of aisles, wash racks, breezeways and entryways.

  • Lifting/moving bales of hay and bags of shavings and grain.

  • Turnouts, including stallions and young and unpredictable horses.

  • Handling a variety of horses safely and with confidence, including leading, grooming, picking hooves, haltering horses and putting horse blankets on and off.

  • Maintaining safety procedures when working with all horses.

  • Assisting with/holding horses for veterinary, dentist or farrier work, as assigned.

  • Show preparation, including set up of temp stalls, distribution of bedding, equipment and horses, etc.

  • Cleaning of the stable, including washing walls and stalls, removing cobwebs and general cleaning.

  • Performing any other tasks which the stable staff supervisor deems necessary.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in the above areas; good horsemanship skills required. 

  • Ability to work flexible hours, including but not limited to 6:00 am - 4:30 pm shifts.

  • Organization, dedication and the ability to communicate effectively and work independently.

  • The desire to be a team player.

  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively with coworkers and perform tasks as scheduled.

  • Coursework in equine studies is a plus.

  • Must have the ability to lift 75 lbs. or more.

  • Must be able to drive a tractor and back wagons through barns.