- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
horses - stable work.
The employer is a large standardbred (harness) horse breeding/sales farm where employment is dependent on the annual breeding through yearling sales seasons. The seasonal employment period in standardbred racehorse breeding is April through the end of November.
Workers perform a variety of tasks associated with the breeding, handling and preparation for sale of standardbred equine stock. These include the following: identify and catch horses in fields, affix halters and lead ropes, lead into barn and tie securely. 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 detritus. Maintain/clean and fill water troughs and buckets. Handle basic feeding activities including apportioning grain, hay and feed supplements according to instruction. Hold horses for farriers and vets as needed and administer routine intra-muscular injections. Assist in handling young horses in preparation for sales.
Help maintain equipment, assist with mowing and weeding, cutting and baling hay, work in fields, clean around barns. Workers will load trucks with bales of hay and sacks of grain and feed weighing up to and including 60 pounds and lifting to a height of 5 feet. Workers must demonstrate commonsense and awareness of safe equine handling procedures, i.e., no running in barns, shouting, abusing horses, leaving gates/stall doors/feed rooms open or smoking in and around barns, sheds and hay storage.
In addition to the work outlined above, workers may be required to perform variable tasks such as the following: operation of tractors, mowers, rakes, and other haying equipment under supervision, painting and repairing farm buildings and similar tasks of a general nature common to a horse breeding operation.
Workers are expected to begin work early in the morning when fields may be wet with dew. Temperatures may range from 10 to 100 F. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, animal dandruff, insect spray, related chemicals, etc. may affect workers’ ability to perform the job. Workers should be physically able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. Must be on call for up to 24 hours a day, 6 days a week. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs.
Instructions and general supervision will be provided by a designated lead worker or company supervisor. Exceptionally complex or non-routine activities will be closely supervised. Workers will be expected to perform basic horse management and handling duties in a timely and proficient manner without close supervision.
The employer may discipline the worker, including brief suspension of work activities (“time out”) for a period determined by the supervisor, suspension from employment for a set period of days or termination of employment as described in the “Work Rules."
Employer assures that workers will be provided transportation from living quarters to work site every day (for workers who must be provided housing under the applicable regulations).
Persons seeking employment as experienced Stable Attendant must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Applicants must be able to furnish verifiable job reference(s) or comparable third party documentation from recent employer(s) establishing acceptable prior experience.
Workers hired pursuant to this job order will be subject to a trial period of up to 5 business days during which their performance of required tasks will be evaluated.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2093.00 - Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals