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Live in Volunteer Equine Caretaker

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ORGANIZATION: Queen of Hearts Thoroughbred Retirement

  • 7 people are interested

Queen of Hearts Thoroughbred Retirement is looking for a live in full time Volunteer Equine Caretaker. This person must be highly motivated, reliable, responsible, self starter. Must have enough equine experience to confidently care for six to ten horses. Proficiency in picking feet, grooming, feeding, stall cleaning, turning horses in and out, administering first aid, medications, bandaging legs, able to fix things around the farm as needed, fallen fence, broken stall door, etc. Also, must know when to seek outside help such as when to call the veterinarian. Must have the availability to care for horses four times a day, morning, lunch, dinner and night check. Also will have to hold horses for vet and blacksmith when necessary. Riding and training the horses is also a possibility but not required of the caretaker. There will be other volunteers available to relieve caretaker of some of the chores and duties, but the live in caretaker will be the one ultimately responsible for the horses. Also, must be transparent and communicate with owner and other volunteers to assure the well being of the horses at all times.

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About Queen of Hearts Thoroughbred Retirement


521 Owl's Nest Rd, Shapleigh, ME 04076, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to provide a safe place for thoroughbreds to go after their racing days are over. When a thoroughbred's career is over, he often needs to be relocated quickly. By providing a safe haven, these horses will have a place to go. The horses will be rested, rehabilitated and retrained for new careers as show horses, eventing horses, trail horses, pleasure horses or simply companion horses. Those whose injuries or temperments prevent them from finding a suitable new home will be given sanctuary here at the farm.


QHTR currently provides sanctuary for ten thoroughbreds. We are hoping to expand the facility in order to take in more at risk thoroughbreds who will be rehabilitated, retrained, and eligible for adoption to carefully screened applicants. With further expansion, we also hope to be able to offer sanctuary to more horses who have nowhere else to go. Most horses come to us directly from the raceterack, but once we have a quarantine barn we will be able to expand our efforts to rescue horses from auctions.


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521 Owl's Nest RdShapleigh, ME 04076



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  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
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  • Full time
  • Should have a truck in order to pick up shavings/hay etc

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