Ag/Horse Care 2020-046

15655 Hollow Rd, Caldwell

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Position Description

The Idaho Youth Ranch is excitedly looking for a new Ag/Horse Care attendant at our Hands of Promise Campus in Middleton, ID. Horses at this facility have helped hundreds of kids through a therapeutic treatment model called Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and they need the right person to help take care of them! This position is designed for a knowledgeable candidate that enjoys being around horses and caring directly for them.

As the Ag/Horse Care employee you will be responsible for the feeding, watering, and exercising of the horses. You would ensure that the horse areas are clean and safe at all times.

• Equine Care
• Feed horses
• Ensure adequate water supply
• Observe horses for soundness and general health
• Turn out and exercise horses according to schedule
• Perform or assist with routine animal care such as hoof care, worming, grooming, etc.
• Clean stalls
• Perform manual labor as required i.e. stack hay, haul manure
• Operate equipment such as skid-steer and arena groomer
• Clean and maintain tack and equipment
• Perform other barn chores as directed
• May participate in fair activities, demonstrations or the sale of animals
• Ensures that all animal areas are safe for animals and humans

Must Haves
• High school diploma or equivalent required.
• One to two years experience working with horses and/or other livestock
• Ability to work independently and productively with minimal supervision.
• Ability to operate a tractor, skid-steer and other farm equipment as needed
• Ability to use a computer for word processing, and spread sheet applications (e.g., familiarity with such software as Microsoft Word and Excel).

Physical Requirements, Mental, Equipment & Working Condition Elements:
• Ability to work in extreme weather conditions, including hot and cold environments regularly.
• Most work is completed utilizing typical trade tools such as:, gas powered equipment, agricultural equipment etc.
• Capable of lifting at least 90 pounds.
• Bend, stoop, and work
• May occasionally work evenings or weekends on special projects or in response to facility emergencies.


You’ve got passion. You want to make a difference and have a soft spot for kids. You get excited about the possibility of having a real impact and working closely with a committed team to create something transformative. You see what’s possible and don’t let obstacles deter you. You like to get focused on a vision and work diligently to achieve it. Your passion is evident in your interactions.

You like to have fun.
You like a challenge and enjoy a dynamic environment. You’re okay with being the go-to person for problems, challenges and opportunities. You like to be the master of your environment and learn a system inside and out so you can make the most of your experience.

You’re a pro. You have a high personal standard of excellence, a strong work ethic and commitment to mission. You’re looking for a new opportunity to leverage and grow your skills, to make a unique contribution to a team effort – to stretch your knowledge, skills and character. You have an innate ability to recognize shifting priorities and adjust accordingly. You understand the power of relationships, the value of persistence, the reward of professionalism, the fun of discovery and the inevitability of change. You’re respected by your peers and can get results where others struggle. Integrity isn’t something you have, it’s who you are.

The Idaho Youth Ranch is one of the oldest non-profit agencies in the state of Idaho. We save, empower and prepare kids for promising futures.

The Idaho Youth Ranch has a competitive Total Compensation Package including: medical plan, dental, vision, retirement plan and other optional benefits. If you want to make a difference in a child’s life, apply today.

For more information regarding this position and our benefits visit our website at:

Type: Part-time