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Equine Caregiver II

Murchison, Texas 20879
United States
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Date Posted: 04/14/2023 | Last Updated: 04/14/2023
General Farm Labor, Other
Positions Available:
Full Time
Annual Salary Range:
$35,000 - $39,999
Minimum Education Level:
High School
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

Black Beauty Ranch is a sanctuary in Murchison, Texas with over 400 horses that have been rescued and now live their best lives in our care.
Job Description
The main responsibility of this position is to performs daily animal husbandry responsibilities, limited basic medical work, some administrative duties and recordkeeping. Day-to-day responsibilities include feeding, cleaning stalls and pastures, monitoring animal behavior, enclosure maintenance and enrichment activities.

This position will be responsible for:

Cleaning animal stalls, pastures and animal enclosures;
Preparing animal diets and performing animal feedings;
Preparing and implementing behavioral management and enrichment programs for animals including providing toys, objects, and treats;
Observing and monitoring the health and well-being of animals;
Periodically checking on animals throughout acreage, hauling food, supplies, etc. in company vehicle;
Maintaining secure animal enclosures and pastures and ensuring they are in good working order;
Providing hands on animal care to include but not limited to corralling, shearing, moving and grooming farmed animals;
Providing basic administration of medication and documenting as required;
Ensuring veterinary staff is informed of all medications being administered.
Job Requirements
Qualifications and Requirements:

High School diploma or equivalent required;
One year of experience in equine care required;
Three years of experience in animal care preferred;
Good observational and organizational skills;
Ability to follow written directions and record observations;
Strong written and verbal communication skills;
A valid driver’s license is required and a clean driving record is strongly preferred, with the ability to demonstrate and maintain a safe driving record while employed;
Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to build and maintain relationships with all types of people;
Must have or be able to obtain and maintain up-to-date rabies prophylaxis and titer;
Ability to use a computer and basic knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel;
Demonstrated critical thinking and ability to handle complex situations with sound judgment and problem-solving skills;
Demonstrated to be proactive and self-motivated;
Good attention to detail;
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands.

This is a full time position located in Murchison, Texas.
40 hours per week / $16.30+ per hour and full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), PTO, mental health resources and more!