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Equestrian Ranch Manager

Cerrillos, NM, New Mexico 87010
United States
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Date Posted: 04/28/2021 | Last Updated: 04/28/2021
Manager - General
Positions Available:
Full Time
Annual Salary Range:
$40,000 - $44,999
Minimum Education Level:
Horse Breeds Associated With This Job:
Any Breed
Languages Required:
Drivers license required?
Commercial drivers license required?
Own car required?
Pets allowed?
Non-smoker required?
Live on site?
Will pay to relocate?
Height/Weight Specifications
(For riding positions only)
Height:   ft   in
Weight:   lbs
About The Facility
Celebrating our 20th year, The Horse Shelter serves as a sanctuary for New Mexico’s abandoned, abused and neglected horses and has between 70 and 80 horses onsite at any time. Rescued horses will be rehabilitated and adopted out whenever possible to environments that support their well-being and future long-term care.
First and foremost, we are dedicated to providing a safe, healthy environment for rescued horses. We follow up on each and every report we receive of horse abuse or neglect. We disseminate information on proper horse care for horse owners and make every attempt to assist individuals in the care of their horses.
Shelter horses are housed in run-in stalls, large paddocks and turn-outs. We maintain a healthy feeding regimen and provide veterinary and farrier care. We aim to exercise our horses when appropriate. We utilize our training program to get them ready for adoption to carefully screened new owners.
For some horses, The Horse Shelter will be a life-long sanctuary due to history, age, or medical condition.
Job Description
The Equestrian Ranch Manager is responsible for the over-all ranch operations to ensure adherence to our mission to rescue, rehabilitate, and facilitate the adoption of abused, abandoned, and neglected horses throughout New Mexico. Specifically, the Equestrian Ranch Manager is responsible for the care, health and safety of the horses within THS’s care and leading the team necessary to achieve this goal. The Equestrian Ranch Manager will lead a core team consisting of a Facilities Manager and Lead Trainer. This position reports to the Board of Directors with specific direct oversight from the board’s Executive Committee member responsible for the ranch.
Duties Include:

Horse Care:

• Feeding twice daily;
• Watering and scheduling water tank cleaning;
• Removal of manure;
• Horse check (for injuries and sickness);
• Oversee Ranch Hand and Volunteer activates to ensure completion of these duties.
• Pick-up or coordinate delivery of supplemental feed.
• Schedule and assist with farrier work, including sedation of challenging horses.
• Inventory management and ordering of de-wormer and vaccines;
• Administer or oversee Spring & Fall shots and de-wormer;
• Schedule and assist with dental exams;
• Review with the veterinarian the health and well-being of the herd.
As needed:
• Source the best quality, best priced hay, and coordinate deliveries;
• Administer or oversee prescribed medication;
• Schedule and assist with veterinary and farrier visits;
• Under the supervision of a veterinarian, perform basic horse health care and first aid;
• Facilitate Intakes and Adoptions;
• Administer or oversee the pick-up of incoming horses and the delivery of adopted horses;
• Ensure adherence to proper quarantine practices;
• In consultation with the Lead Trainer and veterinarian, evaluate new horses to determine feed, herd placement and maintain records;
• Fly Control.
• Hiring, training and oversight of the Facilities Manager, Lead Trainer, Ranch Hands and Volunteer Coordinator.
• Maintain employee files, payroll, and work schedule for all employees.
Special Events
• Actively participate in the planning and execution of the Gimme Shelter Trainer’s Challenge special event, including:
o Partner with the Event Committee & THS office;
o Identification eligible horses the Challenge;
o Arrange for Coggins & travel paperwork;
o Prepare a background description/photos of horses;
o Assignment of volunteers to each horse;
o Coordination with Trainers and completion of paperwork; and
o Assist with the organization and execution of the event.
Job Requirements
Required Skills:
• A proven track record of successfully managing the day to day operations of a large-scale horse facility;
• A proven track record or recruiting, training and supervising both employees and volunteers;
• Ranch operations expense management;
• Ability to work collaboratively within a team structure;
• Ability to maintain an active year-round outdoor schedule;
• Ability to lift 50lbs;
• A valid driver’s license and proof or insurability;
• Computer proficiency, including Word and Excel.
Free Housing and PTO
Description of Housing Provided
Master bedroom with bath, open living dining and kitchen and an upstairs bedroom. A-frame construction.