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Equine Trainer

OK, Oklahoma 10549
United States
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Date Posted: 01/08/2022 | Last Updated: 01/08/2022
Trainer - 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:
Any Language
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
Nexus Equine is on a 160 acre ranch in El Reno, Oklahoma. It has a 19 stall barn with outdoor runs, ample pastures, turn outs and covered area. It also features housing for the Nexus team.
Job Description
Purpose of Position: Provide development, training and behavior modification to equines in Nexus Equine’s programs and actively work to fulfill the mission of Connecting People and Horses.
Job Requirements
● Coordinate intake of horses
● Develop and implement specific training for equines including: general, ground, and under saddle work
● Work to effectively and humanely correct equine behavioral issues
● Overall evaluations of equines (behavioral, medical, adoptability, appropriateness for programs, etc)
● Support adoptions by preparing horses from intake through the adoption process
● Assist in managing client/adopter/partner services and relationships
● Assist with training onboarding team members and volunteers on horsemanship and general equine care
● Assist with day-to-day operations at Nexus Equine
● Work with engaging various groups within the community
● Maintain communications with veterinarians, farrier, team members and volunteers regarding horses’ health, behaviors, etc
● Assist with marketing adoptable horses
● Coordinate and perform transportation of horses
● Contribute to and lead initiatives to improve processes and procedures related to equine training/care

People Aspect:
People are the key to fulfilling our mission of Connecting People and Horses. Nexus Equine has a culture of support and dedication, both internally and externally. The Equine Trainer position interacts with and collaborates with fellow team members, volunteers, members of the community, grantors/donors. These

interactions happen via: face-to-face, telephone, text, email, etc.; communication must be clear, understandable, cooperative and respectful in all circumstances. Team members are expected to actively engage and support in a positive team environment, directly and professionally address conflict, and appropriately express concerns.

Equine Aspect:
We believe there are times when horses find themselves in at-risk situations and need outside support and resources. Nexus Equine accepts equines from all backgrounds, personalities and skill sets. The Equine Trainer will provide assessment and training to horses in our various programs and work to uncover the great potential for a second career or new chapter in their lives. Some of the horses in our programs have extensive show history while others have been minimally handled. The Equine Trainer should expect to encounter horses that are difficult and/or fractious to handle and be able to assess the situation quickly, effectively and professionally.

Position Qualifications:
● At least three (3) years of equine experience and proven record with horse riding and training
● Deep seated and broad understanding of equine aspects
● Communication skills and interpersonal skills
● Ability to be flexible, self-directed, and motivated
● Willingness to learn and adapt
● Considerable physical strength and stamina
● Equine education classes
● CHA certification or equivalent
● Experience with humanely restraining fractious equines
● General computer knowledge
● Experience in animal centric non-profit setting

Work Conditions and Physical Requirement:
A large scope of the Equine Trainer’s work will be performed in a barn/arena ,outdoor setting.
● Weather exposure: both extreme heat and cold
● Potentially subject to animal bites, scratches, kicks and unpredictable hazardous situations
● Frequent lifting up to and in excess of fifty (50) pounds
● Frequent walking/standing/bending/stooping/movement and repetitive movement
● Riding equines through potential bucking, excessive running, and quick direction changes
Description of Housing Provided
A few different options for on-site housing depending on the candidates' needs.