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Ranch Jobs: Wanted - Caretaker - 1 Person or Couple #163670
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Posted by: nikired [see other ads by this poster]
City: canton [see other ads in this city]
State: Ohio [see other ads in this state]
Job Title: caretaker
Employer: self
Salary: doe
Room & Board: yes
Phone #: 516-816-6452

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Not a traditional ranch job, not a riding position.

We currently have 3 horses in residence but can be as low as 2 and up to 6.

This is a 30 acre horse facility with indoor and outdoor arena, pasture space, and obstacle course. Although the business renting the facility is hunter/jumper owner is western based and welcomes more western riders. Although there are a large number of horses on the property you are only responsible for owners horses (2-6). The current business on the property is responsible for all arena maintenance, their horses, large barn upkeep, the fencing of the area they are renting, client services, etc. So you get the experience of a large facility without all the upkeep. This is not a riding job. Having said that riding is possible.

We are offering a fully furnished, 980sq ft, newly built bunk house attached to the barn and shop area so your daily commute is easy, a ranch truck for running ranch errands is available and gas for ranch truck is covered, space for a horse or two, internet, cable with all the channels, electric, water, washer and dryer for use in the tack room, negotiable salary dependent upon experience and skill set and performance as well as how many horses you bring with you. We also offer starting paid days off away from the farm at 10 weekdays and 4 weekend paid days off per year with notice, unless you have your own horses that will be on property when you plan to be away. We welcome a well behaved dog or two but expect them to have manners around horses and to be kept in the yard or on leash at all times when clients are on property. If you let your dogs roam please be aware that you will be responsible for picking up all dog waste in, around and near public areas.

We are really pretty laid back and aren’t sticklers on when the work gets

done, as long as it gets done within a reasonable timeframe.

If you have no horses of your own or in your care on the property we are pretty reasonable with days/nights away from the property, we just require proper notice (as long as it is when we are in town- we travel extensively).

We ask for no drama, no drugs. No drinking when working with horses or using farm equipment. No drinking and driving.

sorry-no children (living space can accommodate two adults only), no slackers.

If you are looking for a 12 hr per day day, 7 day a week job of hard work in and out of the saddle working cows and killing coyotes then this is not the job for you. If you have a good work ethic, are self motivated, can prioritize and self schedule then its not terribly hard work. If you see it needs to be done…. Do it.

This is a private contractor position, not employee.

What we DO NOT offer: health ins, workers comp,

a side of beef, summers off, a larger salary to take care of your own animals and start your own business, a party pad, handouts.

You may have the opportunity to purchase (for training and resale) a horse or two at a time for extra income if you like. Future prospect to run a training program may be possible in the future for the right candidates.

Basic duties(including but not limited to):


feeding of horses, bathing horses as needed, basic daily hoof care

Feed 2-3 times per day (lunch fed if weather does not permit turnout,if horse is on stall rest, if grazing is limited due to season)

Daily health check of horses


Blanketing/removing blankets if weather is dipping below 20f

Daily mucking stalls and dry lots.

Strip and rebed stalls as needed

Bathe horses 2x’s month or as needed

Colic and injury care as needed

Am/pm feed and muck stalls/dry lot – (horse care and mucking/feeding is 7 days per week if you have horses on property. 6 days per week if no horses unless owners are out of town. )

Barn care/Farm care:

Remove cobwebs and dust in barn, Wipe down stalls (monthly)

Clean water buckets/bowls(weekly)

Clean isleway/sweep, blow (daily)

Check auto waterers(daily)

Ride fence line and fix electric fencing (as needed)

Fix fence rails (as needed)

Maintain farm equipment (monthly)

Change filters/maintain Nelson auto waters (every 3-6 months)

Push poop pile (weekly)

Secure hay supplier and put hay up as needed

Raking, rolling and maintaining pastures (monthly)

being onsite when owners are away (out of town)


fixing whatever breaks (i.e. waterers, electric wires, fencing, etc.),

keeping track of supplies and going to the store to get supplies.

Maintaining good communication with owners regarding property, supplies and horses

Watch/care for owner‘s dogs when owners are out of town

Clean owner dog yard (weekly)

There will be other special projects to do :

Build gates, build pasture shelters, fix things as they break , building dry lots, building runs, build hay shelters, build pasture paradise track, fix holes in stalls/barns, etc, build a better round pen, etc etc.


Mow, weed/spray trim trees (weekly)

drag pastures (monthly)

Over-Seed (1-2 times per year)

Pothole repair (as needed)

Remove snow netting/markers


Plow (as needed before 6am)

Remove dead trees (as needed)

Put out snow markers and snow netting

There will be days that are semi full days but more often than not work is as needed and some days are just feeding and mucking.

Perks: Furnished and kitted out Housing/ranch vehicle/utilities/cable/internet/alfalfa hay and runin stalls for upto 2 horses for personal use or flipping/2weeks paid vacations per year(after year 1)/weekends feed and muck only OR 1 day off per week with no personal horses on property/no set hours/if you want-need time away please just ask; if we are in town we are happy to give extra days away as long as all work is done-this is dependent on how many horses you have.

Must haves would be:

-Have horse experience

handling, feeding, picking feet, light doctoring, safety knowledge, assessing lameness/illness

-Have reliable transportation

-Have a valid Drivers license and another form of identification

-3 References that I can call and speak with

-Experience using/maintaining farm equipment

skid steer


various tractors

brush hog

zero turn

snow plow

Must be:

-able to lift 50 lb feed bags and hay bales

-Able to follow directions and pay attention to detail

-Able to work on your own with out supervision

-TRUST WORTHY and strong work ethic

-willing to accept and pass background check

-Able to work well with and around others, be professional when around barn clients/other staff.

Desirable skills:




-pasture health/care/maintenance

-equine training a bonus but not a necessity

-fixing electric fence

-fixing nylon fence


-Training experience highly appreciated but not necessary.

-ability to adapt, accept direction and offer better options if you have them

Please call 516-816-6452 or email for more detailed information.

Posted 03-21-23
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