Virginia Classifieds: Part Time Barn Hand & Exercise Rider

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Part Time Barn Hand & Exercise Rider

Date Added: 12/6/2017
Posted By: Emily Huffman
Charles City,   VA  
Email Address: emily(at)

Days/Hours: 4 hour shifts 10 days/2 weeks; 8:30am-12:30pm. An afternoon shift may be considered in special cases for the right candidate. Every other weekend required.

Start: Flexible March 1-April 1

Job Description: Responsibility for the care of 3 horses and 2 ponies (all seniors). 2 of the horses are currently in light work, which should be continued. Duties will include:
- Feeding hay, grain, and supplements according to feed chart
- General care to include hoof picking, grooming, deworming, basic first aid for injuries
- Riding / exercising horses as weather permits
- Keeping barn neat and tidy, cleaning stalls daily, picking or dragging 3 small paddocks minimum once a week
- Rotating between 3 large pastures according to schedule, mowing and dragging of same
- Scheduling and holding for farrier & vet appointments
- Keeping tack and blankets clean and in good condition
- Notifying management when hay, grain & supplies need to be replenished
Additional responsibilities include opening the property by 9:00am, tidying three outbuildings and miscellaneous chores around the house and/or grounds as assigned from time to time.

Desirable Skills:
- Intermediate-Advanced English riding, dressage experience is helpful
- Clipping (including body clipping)
- Proper leg wrapping and bandaging
- IM & IV injections
- Understanding of proper saddle fit

Pay, Vacation, & Holidays:
- $12-15/hour commensurate
- 5 paid vacation/sick days in the first year
- Holidays are rotated with other staff members

This position does not include housing, horse boarding, or health insurance.

Please email resume and references. Thank you!


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