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- Stable Attendant
Safe handling concerns require that, to be qualified for this position, workers must have no less than three months of prior verifiable experience as stable assistant in a horse operation. In lieu of work experience, employer will also accept documentation evidencing completion of an equine course issued by an accredited school, college or university. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs.
Workers will be subject to a trial period of up to five days during which their performance of required tasks will be evaluated. Employer will hire any worker with the requisite experience who demonstrates he/she can safely and competently perform the job of handling brood mares and young horses. Persons seeking employment should be available for the entire period requested by employer.
The employer is a horse breeding and foaling farm where seasonal employment is dependent on workers for caring of brood mares and foals, assisting in preparing horses for transportation. October through December, workers will train, assist with breaking and prepare horses for shipment to horse operation in Sweden. Duties related to boarding and racing operations take place January through July. At the conclusion of this period, workers will perform general farm maintenance as needed in preparation for the next season.
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
Workers perform a variety of semi-skilled tasks associated with horse breeding/sales farm activities. Tasks include but are not limited to the following activities required in the handling and preparation for sale of standard bred equine stock:
Identify and catch horses in stalls and fields, affix halters and lead ropes, lead into barn and tie securely and turn 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 detritus. Maintain/clean and fill water troughs and buckets. Handle basic feeding activities including apportioning grain, hay and feed supplements according to instruction. Help maintain equipment, assist with mowing and weeding, work in fields, clean around barns. Observe and identify sick or injured horses. Assist farrier in trimming feet and shoeing horses. Hold horses for farriers and veterinarians and administer routine intra-muscular injections, assist veterinarians with treatment of sick/injured horses and pregnancy checks of mares; administer first aid and medications to sick/injured horses; take temperatures of horses; wrap legs of injured horses or for transporting horses. Use shiftneys and shanks in leading yearlings. 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 shipment.
Workers will operate tractors and manure spreaders, spread manure in specified locations hook up tractor and spreader, hook up truck and horse trailer, drive and back up truck and trailer, load/unload horses for transport, paint and repair farm buildings and similar tasks of a general nature common to a horse breeding operation
- Job Classification:
- 45-2093.00 - Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals