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Horse people needed for thoroughbred retirement farm

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Queen of Hearts Thoroughbred Retirement

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 1 person is interested

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.

4 Shifts

  • morning / 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
  • afternoon / 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
    lunch routine, feed, groom, graze, clean paddocks, fill water buckets
  • evening / 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
  • evening / 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..
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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.

Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 4 shifts


521 Owl's Nest RdShapleigh, ME 04076



  • Veterinary
  • Farming
  • Animal Therapy
  • Gardening
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • 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!

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