Horse Care – Primarily in the Main Barn – Equine Sanctuary in Valatie, NY 12184

Equine Advocates

Horse Care – Primarily in the Main Barn – Equine Sanctuary


Equine Experience Required – seeking candidates whi employ kind, humane and progressive approach to equine handling

Main Barn:

Maintains a clean and safe barn, including all stalls, feed room, medicine room, wash stall & hay loft

Prepare Daily Feed and include prepared supplements/meds

Muck all stalls in the barn 2x a day, change out shavings as needed, sweep shed row

Change water daily and check again before leaving for the day

Muck adjoining paddocks to the Main Barn

Maintain mineral and salt blocks in the barn for cleanliness and replacement

Clean all walls/doors/etc of bird droppings, etc.

Check fans are in working order (seasonal)

Check water bucket heaters are in working order (seasonal)

Clean water buckets, troughs & feed pans/tubs/corner feeders

Feeds the barn cats every day, changes their water and cleans their litter boxes

Take goats to pen at 9 AM, weather permitting, and bring them back before 12 noon,

Assist in walking horses up to the barn and back to their pastures for daily turnout and special appointments.

Assist Equine Care Managers with the horses in the barn and/ those brought up to the barn for grooming, farrier, dentals, veterinarian visits, special needs and injuries.

Work with volunteers who primarily give their time in the Main Barn


Assist with unloading hay deliveries

Assist in mucking other pastures/stalls as available

Do other sanctuary work as needed.

35 hour work week, Thursday – Monday

Job Type: Full Time

Pay: $17.00 – $18.00 per hour


Paid time off

Ability to commute/relocate:

Valatie, NY: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person