Ranch Hand in Watsonville, CA

Oakridge Ranch

Job Description

Ranch hand needed at a small equine breeding farm in the beautiful Corralitos Hills.

Work on a small horse breeding farm owned by a veterinarian. This is a part time job. 6 to 15 hours per week. More work is available if you’re willing to do yard work, tractor work, mowing, weedwhacking, gardening and projects. This would be perfect for a pre-veterinary student, vet tech, or someone interested in learning more about breeding horses. There is a possibility of housing/trade for part of rent. Cabrillo College is only 20 minutes away. Please pass this on to excellent prospects!

Job entails: 2 hour shifts 4-5 days per week.

* getting up early in the morning to feed & clean stalls for 3-4 adult horse +/-one foal;

* sometimes turning out and lunging the horses;

* evening feeding and stall cleaning;

* caring for a small flock of chickens; fresh eggs!

* keeping the barn & surrounding areas — arena, round corral, hayloft, hayshed & chicken coop – clean and neat;

* occasionally helping w/medication and/or breeding a mare or foaling;

* help take care of 2 cats;

Fresh eggs, fruit & veggies are available at times
Location: Lovely 20-acre property in the beautiful Corralitos Hills

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: From $16.00 per hour


  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid time off

COVID-19 considerations:
This job is mostly out of doors and usually you are working by yourself without supervision. Ideally wear a mask in the tack room area and indoors in the barn breezeway. Disinfect tool handles and surfaces you touch after each of your shifts.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Watsonville, CA 95076: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • horse: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: In person

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