- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Workers will perform all job duties according to the instruction and supervision of the farm manger, horse trainers, riders and senior staff. Extremely specific instructions may be given regarding care for particular horses, sometimes on a daily basis.
Workers must be physically fit to work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time, and must be able to endure manual labor through extreme variant weather conditions, between temperatures of 20 and 100 Fahrenheit, high humidity, wind, rain, sleet, snow, etc. Workers must appear promptly at or before the designated start time on each workday and competently perform a full day of work until the designated end time.
Identify and catch horses in stalls and fields, affix halters and lead ropes, lead into barn and tie securely and tum back out. Competence in basic grooming practices including bathing, brushing, hoof care, clipping. Clean stalls by removing soiled bedding and manure, replace with fresh bedding. Strip stalls and disinfect floors, walls and surrounding areas for broodmares. Sweep barn aisles, stall areas, ceilings to remove dirt, hay, cobwebs and other duties. Maintain/clean and fill water troughs and buckets. Handle basic feeding activities including apportioning grain, hay and feed supplements according to instruction. Observe and identify sick or injured horses. Assist farrier in trimming feet and shoeing horses. Hold horses for farriers and veterinarians Use shiftneys and shanks in leading yearlings. Assist in breeding and foaling of mares. Assist with post-pregnancy treatment of mares and neonatal care of foals. Work with foals/yearlings, including brushing, leading, picking up feet, petting and touching foals to acclimate them to humans; change foals' halters. Assist in handling young horses in preparation for sales, including preparing yearlings to show at farm, preparing stall and sale grounds; setting up feed and hay storage, and supply room, setting up bathing and grooming stations; walking yearlings for exercise; cleaning and preparing yearlings for shows, including walking practice, standing and presenting yearlings; standing, walking and presenting yearlings to prospective buyers; leading yearlings to the sales pavilion for auction.
Workers will operate tractors and manure spreaders, spread manure in specified locations hook up tractor and spreader, paint and repair farm buildings and similar tasks of a general nature common to a horse breeding operation.
A normal work week is Monday through Saturday from 07:00 a.m. to 04:00 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 the maturity of the crops. 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, crop or other conditions beyond the employer’s control. These periods can occur any time throughout the season. Worker may be required to work in fields when crops are wet with dew / rain 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 and work for prolonged periods of time and be physically fit to perform duties as assigned. Workers will be trained for period of two (2) days (14 hours) after which workers will be expected to perform job required. Care must also be exercised in with any use of equipment.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2093.00 - Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals