- Date Posted: March 7, 2021
- Location: Shell, WY
- Company: The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch
- Job Type: Seasonal
- Salary: TBD
- Housing Offered: Yes
- Experience: 0-2 yrs
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for several types of Wranglers:
Riding Instructors / Wranglers
In addition to the qualifications mentioned below, we are looking for wranglers qualified and sufficiently experienced in giving different levels of riding lessons (preferably schooled in both English and Western styles of riding). Knowledge of multiple languages is a plus.
Mature Wranglers with Ranching/Cattle work experience
These individuals have seniority and feel comfortable taking guests out to do the ranch cattle work. Candidates will preferably have a ranching background or have good experience handling livestock and moving cattle in a low-stress method. Experience is needed to rope cows and calves in a safe manner. You need to have working cattle ranch experience and a horse and riding culture that embraces soft hands and respect for horses and livestock. Slow is fast and fast is slow.
Guest Wranglers with solid equestrian background
These candidates have experience riding out with guests and handling guests in a fun and respectful way. Excellent horsemanship and riding skills are required. Candidates will preferably be schooled in both Western and English styles of riding. We ask that all applicants be well mannered, polite and authentic.
Must be safety conscious, have the ability to instruct guests and have strong communication in riding instruction and safety orientation. Responsible for conducting safe trail rides or cattle work for groups of 4-6. Feed and help to take care of our herd of 80+ horses. Wrangle the horse herd on your allocated days.
Help maintain and repair tack. Clean barn and arena area daily, clean truck and trailers weekly, clean the barn weekly, and other duties as necessary. Wranglers may be asked to host some meals with the guests and must have appropriate table manners. Wranglers may be required to lead other activities including, cattle work, trap-shooting, canoeing, kayaking and guided tours. Wranglers are responsible for the care and safety of our horses under the supervision and direction of our head wrangler. This includes but is not limited to: wrangling, feeding, doctoring, saddling horses, both your own and guests’ and cleaning pens. Assisting with other activities where needed.
All of the routine barn chores go along with this position like assisting with general ranch work during slow periods or on an as-needed basis is to be expected. This may include fixing fences, trail clearing/maintenance, etc. Wranglers need to work in a team environment, be able to think for themselves and handle emergency situations. Walking by work or leaving work for co-workers is not acceptable.
- Wranglers must be 21 years of age
- Wrangler must be an advanced rider
- Wrangler must be able to drive truck and 20 foot stock-trailer carrying 7 horses (additional training is provided to all wrangler staff)
- Wrangler must have current First Aid and CPR certificate
- Wrangler must attend our Wrangler safety program
- Wrangler must feel comfortable taking 6 beginners riding
- Wrangler will be involved in cattle work/drives
- Wrangler will receive 1 day off per week where able
- Wranglers must wear appropriate western attire
- DRA Certification is a plus
- Additional language skills, photography experience, musical talent, outdoors experience, training are welcome.
Duration of Seasonal Positions
Some of the above positions will start as early as March/April through October (or the beginning of November). Other positions begin in May through September, and given we operate a longer season than most guest ranches we also have available positions starting in August through November.
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