Attend to horses. Duties to include, but not limited to: Delivery of new born foals. Administer vaccinations & medications. Treat and care for newborn & sick new born foals. Bandaging foals, yearlings & mares. Prepare weanlings & yearlings for sale. Prepare horses for sales. Clean and maintain animal housing area. Feed and water yearling or racehorses. Washes, brushes, trims and curries yearling or racehorse coats to clean and improve their appearance. Inspects yearlings or racehorses for disease, illness, and injury and treats yearlings or racehorses according to instructions. Cleans yearling or racehorse stalls and replenishes bedding. Exercises yearlings and racehorses. Unloads and stores feed and supplies. Cleans yearling or racehorse barns, stables, and pens using rake, shovel, water, and other cleaning materials. Stacks bales of hay and loads them onto wagon or truck, using hand hook in order to feed or bed yearlings or racehorses. Workers must be able to work hours at a time in a standing, walking, stooping position.
General farm maintenance and other duties as required in the farming operation maintenance. Includes, but not limited to, maintenance of tool & equipment & other work as directly related to the crop activities for which the worker is hired. Also includes fixing and the clearing and painting of fence/barns. Workers will perform general maintenance duties on a horse farm including building and repairing fences, mowing and weed eating outside the fences, whitewash of stables and general repair of building structures including the grounds around the structures. Cleans horses stalls and replenish bedding. Workers must be able to work hours at a time in a standing, walking or stooping position. Employees must be able to frequently lift weights ranging from 20 to 75 lbs. Such work will be offered when climate or crop conditions preclude working in the primary activities listed above.
A normal work week is Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:00 p.m (1.5 hr lunch) AND Saturday 07:00 am. To 12:00 p.m. If work is available beyond normal workdays, employer may offer, but not require, worker an opportunity to work additional hours. Workers will report to work at designated time and place as directed by assigned employer each day. However, workers may be requested to ten (10) hours per day depending on the conditions in the fields and of the horses. Also, workers may be requested to work on federal holidays and their Sabbath but will not be required to do so. Workers may volunteer to work additional hours when work is available. Down time: Workers should expect occasional periods of little or no work because of weather or other conditions beyond the employers control. These periods can occur any time throughout the season. Worker may be required to work when weather is wet and should have suitable clothing for conditions which include light rain and temperatures ranging from 10 degrees to more than 100 degrees. Workers should be able to stand, bend, stoop, work for prolonged periods of time and by physically fit to perform duties as assigned. Care must be exercised at all times when working with the horses and equipment.
3 months of verifiable experience required working with horses.