Experienced Stud & Stable Hands

Bowness Stud & Watershed Farm
March 19, 2021
Job Type
New South Wales


Bowness Stud & Watershed Farm near Young, NSW require full time experienced stud and stable hands to undertake yearling sale preparation & bloodstock management.

Main duties include (but are not limited to) as a stud and stable hand are:

o Being attentive to all horses’ needs at Watershed Farm, Watershed South and Bowness Stud as required;

o Grooming, washing and rugging horses;

o Adhering to feeding, cleaning & supplement routines/schedules;

o Parading and standing (sale education) of weanlings, yearlings and broodmares;

o Handling and educating young horses (weanlings and yearlings) in stables and outdoor open spaces;

o Cleaning and mucking stables/waters/troughs;

o Holding horses for vet, chiropractor & farrier;

o Daily exercise of animals (leading, lunging & safely placing horses on and off a horse walker);

o Administering of prescribed medication, worming, vaccinations (if competent) & general first aid;

o Facility cleaning, disinfecting and maintenance;

o Keeping stable area tidy, sweeping, raking & watering;

o Monitoring horses for health and soundness - Checking paddock stock with keen observance and attention to detail;

o Feeding out hay/grain to stock in paddocks;

o Assist with stud breeding and foaling down duties;

o Loading and unloading horses from floats and transport trucks;

o Assistance in stallion handling and covering broodmares in the breeding barn;

o Follow a sale preparation regime as set by the Stable Manager;

o Being proactive in assessing horse's conditions and relevant needs and

consequently reporting observations to the Manager or Employer;

o Assistance with stud season, rejoining and foal handling;

o Able to work a rostered timetable which includes weekends;

o Adhering to all safety policies and procedures;

o Other horse handling and farm husbandry tasks required by the employers.

Some accommodation is available on farm.  Email CV and referees to office@bownessstud.com.au, immediate start.

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