We need volunteers to help care for the horses. Our main volunteer will be having surgery soon and will not be able to work, and the owner will be working out of state to try to pay for the expenses of the horses so we need to train people and form a team to give the horses the best care possible.
06:00 AM to 09:00 AM
morning routine, feed, turnout, clean stalls takes about 2 hours, volunteers can stay later to groom and work with the horses or work on farm projects
01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
lunch routine, feed, groom, graze, clean paddocks, fill water buckets
05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
evening routine includes, bringing in horses, picking their feet, feeding, filling water sweeping we start earlier in winter closer to 4:30
08:30 PM to 09:30 PM
night check includes checking horses, giving more hay, night mash to some, water, pick stalls, lock up and give treats..
NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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.
Sports & Recreation
We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 4 shifts
521 Owl's Nest RdShapleigh, ME04076
January 26, 2021
Grant Writing / Research
Must be at least 10
Orientation or Training
please commit to at least one shift or day per week.
please be physically able to do the work and you must be responsible. If you cannot show up for your shift, we need to know in time to find another volunteer to cover for you!