Permanent Part-time year-round employment helping with horse chores at New Hope Horse Shelter/DoubleHP, approx. 3 miles north of Crooks SD.
Cleaning stalls and pens, moving horses around and into stalls, driving a small tractor and putting out hay, and other horse-related responsibilities.
Probably 6-12 hours each week, but any days are possible. We prefer a regular weekly schedule (same day(s) & hours each week). Each shift/day approx. 2-4 hours and may begin anywhere from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hourly wage usually starts around $7.50 and increases when you become a reliable employee who can work unsupervised and alone with very few requests for schedule changes.
It works best if you live not too far away (we are 3 miles north of Crooks SD), have a reliable vehicle and can make it to work during the winter months too.
You do need to be in good health as this is not a sit-down type job. You will be lifting a few hay bales onto a trailer/cart if you are doing feeding, and you will be pushing & dumping wheelbarrows and other normal horse-related chores like that. Possibly moving horses around to pens and stalls, etc. And you will be working around some dust, manure, mud, cat and horse hair, etc. Some work is in the barn, some is outside. We had a young farm girl show up here last week in clogs and jeans. Even though she has horses at home, she was not used to doing all the chores. And she thought it was too hard and too cold. Needless to say, she did not work out. She did not want the job. So you really will want coveralls and big boots and mittens this time of year.
Horse Help Providers, Inc. (DoubleHP) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and South Dakota's only GFAS animal sanctuary.
We do not pay any administrative salaries. We pay a few PT chore helpers; everyone else is a Volunteer.
If you might be interested in this PT job, please call 359-0961
P.S. When winter's done, we will be further developing our natural horsemanship and equine assisted learning programs. For example, we have a Licensed Parelli Instructor scheduled to stay here and help us with our horses the whole month of May! So, for someone who is interested in helping others with their horsemanship skills, or helping us develop equine assisted learning sessions, these opportunities are possible as well. But we really need chore help right now.