Experienced Wrangler Needed for Upscale Guest Ranch in Wyoming

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The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch

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Shell, Wyoming
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January 8, 2016

Come ride and work on an exclusive and well-managed guest ranch in the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming!

Although many of our wranglers return for multiple seasons, The Hideout hires new wranglers each season.

We are looking for 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.

Mature Wranglers with Ranching/Cattle work experience

These individuals 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 driving cattle in a low-stress method. Experience is needed to rope cows and calves in a safe manner. You should have working cattle ranch experience and a horse and riding culture that embraces soft hands and respect for horses and life stock.

General Requirements for the Wrangler Positions

We require that our wranglers have excellent horsemanship abilities and advanced riding and/or training skills, proven guest service skills and the desire to work long hard days in a hands-on learning environment.


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 90+ 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, archery, canoeing, kayaking and guided tours. You 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.

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 or older
Wranglers must submit a short video showing your riding, horsemanship and training skills.
Wranglers must submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]
Wranglers must have a clean driving record and pass an insurance/driving record background check
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 CPR certificate
Wrangler must attend our Wrangler safety program
Wrangler must feel comfortable taking 4-6 beginners on a trail
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.

Job starts in 3 months (Apr 03, 2016)
Wages/Pay: + tips

How To Apply

Please email resume, cover letter, photographs and a video (or link to a video) showing your horsemanship, riding and training skills.

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