Job Opportunities at Equine Advocates

Equine Advocates is a national non-profit organization. We focus our work on rescue, sanctuary, education, and advocacy. Our equine sanctuary in Chatham, NY is home to 75+ rescued horses, ponies, donkeys, and mules. We are seeking applicants who have compassion for animals.

Horse Barn/Farm Worker


Employ a kind, humane, and progressive approach to equine handling.

Main Barn:

  • – Maintain a clean and safe barn, including all stalls, feed room, medicine room, wash stall and hay loft
  • – Prepare Daily Feed and include prepared supplements/medications
  • – Muck all stalls in the barn 2x a day, change out shavings as needed, sweep shed row
  • – Change water daily and check again before leaving for the day
  • – Muck adjoining paddocks to the Main Barn
  • – Maintain mineral and salt blocks in the barn for cleanliness and replacement
  • – Clean all walls/doors/etc. of bird droppings, etc.
  • – Check that fans are in working order (seasonal)
  • – Check that water bucket heaters are in working order (seasonal)
  • – Clean water buckets, troughs & feed pans/tubs/corner feeders
  • – Feed the barn cats daily, change their water, and clean their litter boxes
  • – Take goats to pen at 9 AM and bring them back before 12 noon (weather permitting)
  • – Assist in walking horses up to the barn and back to their pastures for daily turnout and special appointments
  • – Assist Equine Care Managers with the horses in the barn and/or those brought up to the barn for grooming, farrier work, dental work, veterinarian visits, special needs, and injuries
  • – Work with volunteers who primarily give their time in the Main Barn


  • – Assist with unloading hay deliveries
  • – Assist in mucking other pastures/stalls as available
  • – Do other sanctuary work as needed

40-hour work week, Wednesday – Monday

Job Type: Full-time

If interested, please email your resume and employment application to