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Experienced Head Groom/Caretaker/Handler (Young Horse Division)

Frenchtown, New Jersey 08825
United States

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Date Posted: 10/25/2018 | Last Updated: 10/25/2018

Categories: General Farm Labor, Groom - general, Groom - race, Groom - Saddlebred, Groom - show, Groom - Walking Horse, Nightwatch/Foaling, Other, Stallion Handler
Positions Available: Full Time
Annual Salary Range: Not Specified
Minimum Education Level: High School
Horse Breeds Associated With This Job: American Saddlebred, Arabian, Hackney, Morgan, National Show Horse, Standardbred, Tennessee Walker, Thoroughbred
Languages Required: English
Drivers license required? Yes
Commercial drivers license required? No
Own car required? Yes
Pets allowed? No
Non-smokers required? No
Live on site? No
Will pay to relocate? No
Height/Weight Specifications
(For riding positions only)
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About The Facility - photos available online - located on 300 acres of farmland, halfway between NYC and Philadelphia in Hunterdon County. Home to American Saddlebred horses. Our facility's main focus is our responsible breeding program, followed by public Open House and Clinic events using our homebred/semi-retired horses. Heated, pine, tongue and groove, cedar footing, foal cameras, two heated tack rooms, one wash bay, approx. 20-25 horses to care for depending on sales and headcount between NJ and KY barns.
Job Description
Seeking *experienced* head groom, caretaker, and handler of young horses. Must have experience with young stock from weanling to 3 year old ages. Ideal role for a person experienced with one or more of the following breeds: American Saddlebreds, Dutch Harness Horse, Hackney Pony/Horse, Standardbred, Thoroughbred, or Morgan/Arabians trained in the Saddle-Seat discipline. This job is for an individual already experienced with the following:

-Care management (clipping, bathing, managing coats/blanketing, worming, IM shots, medication, knowledge of feed requirements with foal growth, etc.)
-Handling: must be experienced with Ground Handling, Leading, Lunging, Tacking (Long-Lining not a must but a bonus for applicant).
-General stable tasks (turn in/out, stalls, feed, hay, water, etc.)
-Foal Watch: joining our foal watch team for foal cam shift coverage

Full time job, 5-6 days per week, competitive pay for the right candidate. This is NOT a head-trainer or assistant-trainer role or for somebody seeking growth in that capacity. The majority of our work is with young horses starting their ground work prior to being sent to training in KY between age 3-4, so this individual should truly enjoy and take pride in their work with young horses day to day, as well as lightly exercising "finished" horses in our lesson/clinic riding program on days when the Manager is off duty.
Job Requirements
Must be able to handle the spirited natured American Saddlebred. Individual should have experience as well as "horse sense" while dealing with young horses. Must understand the importance of: patience, establishment of respect, attention to safety measures when working with young horses. Team player, no ego, able to show up on time, set daily goals, and accomplish them with out being "pushed". Self starter is a must! Must have own housing and vehicle.
Competitive pay, looking for a long term employee who is interested in making this job a serious priority in their life. Vacation time allowed.