Pomponio Ranch

San Gregorio, California

Job Type Full Time

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Provide feed and water to the horses according to a specific schedule
  • Tack horses up for riders
  • Maintain a clean working environment by ensuring:
    • All shelves/trunks/drawers are wiped down throughout day
    • Aisles remain free of shavings/ clutter
    • Horses are groomed to team standard
    • Stalls are kept clean throughout day (shavings dry and free of feces)
    • Water buckets are clean
    • Laundry is done - including cleaning boots/wraps
    • Tack is cleaned/wiped down daily
  • Perform Horse Therapy responsibilities as instructed by managers and prescribed by the Vet, including:
    • Massaging horses
    • Stretching some horses
    • Using therapeutic machines on horses
  • Other Groom responsibilities:
    • Pack hooves
    • Turn out horses
    • Hand walk and lunge the horses
    • Bathe the horses
    • Braid the horse’s manes
    • Clip the horses
    • Oversee horses in the equine spa
    • Setup and breakdown at shows
    • Place and remove studs
    • Ice legs (when horses don’t go into spa)
    • Wrap legs of horses
  • Blanket horses (night checks) as necessary
  • Act as back up contact for horse care and emergencies


  • At least 1-2 years of relevant experience is required.
    • Show experience: FEI level/A Circuit Horseshows
    • References will be required and checked
  • Experience and knowledge of caring for equines
  • Knowledge of safe work practices around horses
  • Experience in monitoring animal appearance/behavior and communicating information to superiors
  • Travel required for at least 22 weeks during the year, including potential for international travel
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Clear background check and proof of authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Work effectively with minimal supervision; self-starter and self-motivated

Physical requirements

  • Ability to work outdoors, on uneven, slippery terrain in varying weather conditions with dust and allergens
  • Ability to twist, bend, kneel, climb and use hand tools as necessary
  • Ability to lift 75 lbs.
  • Strong commitment to teamwork
  • Ability to adhere to the organization's policies, procedures and regulations

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Category Horse