Lone Mountain Ranch
POSITION: BARN MANAGER
Reports to: General Manager
This is not a job about horses; this is a job about people. First and foremost, wranglers at Lone Mountain Ranch must be people persons who are outgoing, engaging, and who genuinely care about people and their western ranch experience. Secondly wranglers at Lone Mountain Ranch must be equestrians. Wrangler days are spent tacking, grooming, cleaning stalls, feeding, doctoring, pruning trails, guiding rides, assisting guests, aiding in overall communication between rider and their animal, and setting up and supervising arena activities. Days are long, physically and mentally taxing, and filled with interesting guest and animal experiences.
• Assess guest riding ability, discussing with guests their riding interest and horseback riding goals for their stay at the ranch and assign a suitable horse to each guest.
• Plan and maintain the safety of all guests and horses at all times. Follow ranch procedures for any horse related guest injuries or riding incidents
• Supervise the gathering, feeding, grooming and saddling of horses daily.
• Oversee the gathering, feeding, grooming, and saddling horses daily.
• Help manage pastures including fence building and maintenance, pasture rotation.
• Supervise staff in maintaining corrals, arena, barns and surrounding areas in a cleanly manner, removing manure in a timely basis.
• Hands-on involvement of training horses.
• Maintain and clean tack, assuring that all tack is safe and in good working order.
• Operate a variety of ranch equipment as needed including skid steer, truck & horse trailer, etc.
• Maintain a rapport with guests and help assure a successful stay.
• Must be experienced in teaching basic horsemanship skills, coaching riders and skilled in giving horsemanship clinics, orientations and/or one-on-one instruction as needed.
• Must be experienced in the health maintenance of horses and the care of sick and injured equines.
• Extensive knowledge in horsemanship practices and horse training.
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience working with horses and people, both adults and children.
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in people management.
• Must have trail riding experience in mountainous and forested areas.
• Must be CPR and First aid certified, or wiling to obtain certification and have a valid driver’s license.
• Must have experience transporting horses in a trailer.
• Must be able to lift 75 pounds.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Excellent western horsemanship & riding skills.
• Must be comfortable in conversing with guests regarding trail-side flora and fauna, wildlife, basic information about the mountains and area geology and natural resources.
• Must present good Western image in dress and behavior at all times.
• Must have a genuine interest in guests and passing along western traditions in keeping with the LMR philosophy.
• Contribute to the overall guest experience by participating in some weekly guest events.
• Help maintain a high level of morale, dedication and pride in good work among all staff members
• Genuinely enjoy helping people, enjoy creating and facilitating positive, uplifting experiences for LMR guests and fellow staff members.
• Patient, understanding and generous to co-workers.
• Radiate optimistic warmth and happiness (kind, thoughtful, with a sense that the glass is always at least half full).
• Strong work ethic and “excellence reflex”(a natural tendency to do something as well as can possibly be done).
• Open-minded, with a keen curiosity to learn.
Note: This document describes the general nature and level of work required of people in the job. It is not intended to be an all-encompassing list of responsibilities, duties, and skills.
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Email Address: [email protected]
Phone Number: 406-995-4644
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