Horse & Barn Caretaker needed in Carbondale, Colorado ~ $65k-75k DOE & Benefits ~ Also open to Part-time

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Recruiter: Christopher Baker Staffing

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Near Carbondale -- Missouri Heights, CO
Job Type
Full or Part Time
$65K-$75K - DOE & medical/dental/vision
Date Posted
January 10, 2023
Housing Offered
2-5 yrs

Long-time Owners of private 50-acre horse property near Carbondale seek a full-time (or part-time), on-staff, experienced Horse and Barn Caretaker to perform the following functions:

  • Feed horses (currently 5 retired show horses)
  • Administer medications
  • Groom horses
  • Put horses on the hotwalker
  • Clean auto waters outside and inspect pastures to ensure safety
  • Clean stalls
  • Add new bedding and hay amount
  • Clean horse runs and rake them
  • Rinse wheelbarrows and muck tub
  • Rake and clean the hotwalker
  • Fill horse waters
  • Sweep all walkways
  • Sweep the floors and wipe off counters in grain room
  • Pick horses’ hooves, apply thrush buster
  • Vacuum barn
  • Organize monthly receipts

Spring Chores:

  • Pull weeds around perimeter of the arena and round pen
  • Pick up rocks in pastures
  • Sweep bridges/rake gravel pathways
  • Wash inside stall walls
  • Dust and wash stall fronts
  • Dust tack room/clean tack/organize tack room
  • Clean hoof boots/store
  • Organize hay barn
  • Give horses a bath if muddy
  • Deep clean horses’ brushes
  • Clean up manure
  • Schedule spring vaccinations for horses

Fall Chores:

  • Bring down rain sheets and blankets
  • Order ice melt
  • Once the weather calls for it, turn on heat in barn — between 48-52 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Store any summer items
  • Clean fly masks, tack, etc.
  • Bring in all hoses around the property
  • Schedule fall vaccinations

The property is private and not used for any commercial enterprise of any kind. Candidates must have 3-5 years’ equine experience (a college degree in equine science is a plus) and have a “no job too big or too small” attitude, enjoy working in a rural area and possess long-term intent. Great 8am-4pm hours. Excellent compensation & benefits package for full-time position.

Salary: Full-time: $65K-$75K – DOE & medical/dental/vision & 401k. Part-time: Pro-rata hourly, no benefits


For immediate consideration, please forward your resume in Word (not pdf) to our email address. You must be able to have excellent verifiable references and be able to pass a comprehensive background check.

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