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Job Details

  • Date Posted: December 4, 2020
  • Company: Red Horse Mountain Ranch
  • Job Type: Seasonal
  • This position has been filled

Red Horse Mountain Ranch

Red Horse Mountain Ranch

The Kids Program (KP) Wranglers/Guides of Red Horse Mountain Ranch are here to help the ranch reconnect our littlest guests and their families to the important things of a life well lived. Every child has a different reason they wanted to come visit us for the week and our guides’ jobs are to figure out what that is and help them get there. Sometimes it is to connect with a horse, learn how to trot, or maybe learn how to shoot a bow. Whatever it is, our KP guides get it done. They do all things by being professional, having a positive outlook, taking ownership over their work, and by creating a safe environment where kids can grow and create unforgettable memories. KP guides love horses, are inspiring examples of Western horsemanship, and are eager to share their passions and skills with our youngest guests.

Responsibilities Include:

Caring for Little Guests

  • Talk with the children and get to know them and their goals for the week
  • Talk with parents to understand their expectations and concerns for their child
  • Learn their names
  • Keep them safe on all activities
  • Answer questions
  • Teach riding instruction according to the principles of western horsemanship
  • Create memorable moments
  • Encourage them as they learn
  • Show them the best time of their life

Horse Care:

  • Care for over 100 head of horses
  • Stick to feeding and water schedules
  • Perform basic veterinary procedures
  • Learn all horse’s names and personalities
  • Gather horses from pasture
  • Groom and pick feet
  • Saddle and bridle horses
  • Turn horses out
  • Work with various different types of horses
  • Work with various different personalities of horses

Guiding Trail Rides:

  • Load and unload riders
  • Lead guest trail rides
  • Learn our trail system
  • Walking next to and holding on the the lead rope for our youngest and inexperienced riders
  • Keep Children engaged while out on the trail

And TONS more!!

Job Requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must be physically fit and capable of all Guide/Wrangler activities
  • Must be a US Citizen or possess a current and appropriate working visa
  • Must have skills in Western riding and horsemanship AND experience in working with a herd. Past guide or horseback leading is preferred. Past experience in giving horseback instruction is also preferred. Vetting experience is preferred.
  • Must Ability to lift 75 pounds multiple times and work long hours
  • Must Valid Driver’s License and clean driving record
  • Must be willing to wear proper western attire including a cowboy hat, boots, western long sleeve shirt and be presentable in a good western image in dress and behavior.
  • Must be able to show strong safety for riders and horses
  • Must be able to show proof of First Aid / CPR certification or pass certification on arrival.
  • Must be able to communicate with tact and clarity, exhibit a patient and knowledgeable attitude with horses, animals, children and our guests.
  • Must be able to show the ability to talk with parents and colleagues about the progress of the children in their care. They need both good speaking skills to provide this information effectively and good listening skills to understand parents’ instructions.

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