Duties:Daily handling and care of horses.FeedingMaintaining a neat stable area, including housekeeping & janitorial duties.Cleaning bathrooms, lounge, office, feed room, tool rooms & barn areaCleaning stalls, shed & paddocks.Cleaning tack & other equipment.Safely handling, haltering and leading horses in the manner prescribed by staff.Identifying individual horses in groups in large pastures and stable area.Interacting with the public, providing information on programs and safety precautions.Preparing horses for lessons.Grooming, saddling & bridling horsesAssisting students during lessons. (Training Provided)Follow instructions; work individually and as a team with other volunteers.Lifting up to 40 lbs. Hay bales, wheelbarrows, 5-gallon water buckets.Various stable duties involve lifting.Maintaining grounds.Cutting brush.Picking paddocks.Assisting with fence repair and construction.Assisting with Greasing mechanical equipment.De-littering.Performing other daily chores on the volunteer chore list.
Qualifications: Ability to perform the above duties independently, attend horse care training, make commitment of 2 hours per week. Work shifts: One designated 1- 4 hour shift Monday through Sunday.