King's Hill
Stable


Jim & Marilynn Dammon
W. Lafayette, Indiana
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Job & Home Opportunity


We have 3 residences on the property that we trade rent for help with stable chores.  There are 2 mobile homes and one small house.  The chores involve morning cleaning and feeding, pasture turnouts, evening feeding, watering and some mowing in the summer.  Some horse experience is needed.  Our manager make a schedule for each month that accommodates everyone's needs.  We expect about 7 to 8 hours per week for the mobile homes and 12 to 14 for the house.

The 3 residences are:

  • The mobile home with an address of 6239 State Road 43 North is a 12x60 two bedroom.  It was rebuilt with new vinyl windows and had a new furnace.  Water, electricity and sewage are furnished.  Renter pays phone and gas.  TV cable and high speed internet broadband and VOIP phone is available on the cable..  One window air conditioner is furnished.

  • The mobile home with an address of 6241 State Road 43 North is a 12x60 two bedroom unit.  It also was rebuilt with new vinyl windows and floors.  Water, electricity and sewage are furnished.  Renter pays phone and gas.  TV cable and high speed internet broadband and VOIP phone is available on the cable.   It has washer & dryer hookup if gas dryer used.  One window air conditioner is furnished.

  • The house with an address of 6243 State Road 43 North is a 900 sq. ft., 2 bedroom all electric home.  Water,and sewage are furnished.  Renter pays phone and electricty.  TV cable and high speed internet broadband and VOIP phone is available on the cable.  House has one air conditioner that will cool the whole house.

The Work

  • Morning cleaning starts at 5:30am and takes two people about 45 minutes.  We clean into buckets and stack on a flat bed cart that is pulled down the aisle.  When done, the buckets are dumped into a manure spreader.  Sawdust is added to any stalls that need it and the spreader emptied.   

  • Morning feeding takes one person about 20 minutes.  The hay and grain are moved on separate wheeled carts. 

  • Morning turnouts involves bringing in horses that were out for the night and putting new horses out in the pasture. 

  • Horses are turned out in compatible pairs every day, weather permitting.

  • Watering requires keeping the buckets filled and clean.  Once a week they are cleaned and disinfected.  Cleaning and refilling the buckets about an hour.

  • In the summer, the occupants of the house help with mowing.  The yard area that is mowed takes about 90 minutes a time.  In the winter the house residents help with snow removal as required and other miscellaneous chores on the farm. 

If you think that you might be interested in this arrangement, please contact us to see when there is an opening.  We are looking for people that will stay at least one year.  Some horse experience is needed.  With the animals and machinery, the environment is too dangerous for children.  One dog is  allowed provided it is over three years old, under thirty pounds and neutered.

Interested?  Contact Us