The Home Ranch
This position is responsible for the daily operation of the horse program and to ensure the overall vision of the program
which is to “grow to be a show case of quality horses, horsemanship and land stewardship.” To provide a quality, safe,
educational horse experience to the Home Ranch guest, where the welfare of the horse and safety of the rider is
paramount. In addition, ensure proper land and pasture management of The Home Ranch property.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1. Hires, motivates, evaluates, and directs staff to ensure adequate guidance and resources to accomplish
established goals and objectives. Ensures that employees receive the training, support, guidance, feedback
and resources necessary.
2. Directs the establishment of departmental standards, guidelines and objectives and maintains other
administrative processes such as budgeting and staffing to ensure proper planning, efficient operation of
department and successful achievement of ranch goals.
3. Monitors and evaluates operations to ensure the successful execution of activities and to improve the
effectiveness of the areas of responsibility.
4. Maintains and enhances a guest focused culture in all areas of responsibility.
5. Manages responsibilities in compliance with ranch policies and procedures. Continue to develop practical
systems for success.
6. Utilizes excellent verbal and written communication skills with all levels of employees, guests and all other
outside contacts and vendors as representative of the organization.
7. Delegate’s responsibility, motivates and leads direct reports to achieve goals and objectives.
8. Familiarity with state and federal environmental standards and OSHA regulations.
9. Works to maximize the efficiency and sustainability of the herd.
10. Is a representative of effective, high quality horsemanship in all areas of their position.
11. Schedules labor in relation to business levels.
12. Processes weekly payroll/time-sheets for employees.
13. Responsible for managing labor and expenses for department.
14. Works with Lead Wrangler to organize and coordinate schedule of barn related activities for guests.
15. Has a strong working knowledge of ranches programs and procedures, including dude/guest ranch
16. Identifies the appropriate level of owned horses, and coordinates the buying, selling and leasing of the horses
17. Supervises the development and training of all Home Ranch horses, which can include breaking and training
18. Provides backup support for lead wrangler in all areas of responsibilities
19. Ensure all wranglers are trained on the trail systems
20. Solicit and work with the Vet and Ferrier as necessary to maintain the health of the herd. Manage current herd
record keeping: teeth, vaccinations, and farrier, age and description of horses.
21. Ensure the implementation of quality horse starting and training demos for guests
22. Ensure overall land and pasture management including but not limited to fencing, pasture management, trail
clearing and corral maintenance.
23. Hold regular (weekly) department meetings
24. Participate in budget preparation and expense management.
25. Conduct performance reviews for direct reports.
RESPONSIBILITIES TO SAFETY:
1. Protect the safety of self, co-workers, and The Home Ranch guests at all times.
2. Report any potentially harmful equipment or situations to the immediate supervisor without delay.
3. Report safety-related accidents and incidents at once to immediate supervisor.
4. Follow all company and department safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Ranch’s Occupational
Safety & Health Compliance Manual and department-specific procedures or manuals.
5. Operate equipment in a safe manner that will not lead to injury of yourself or others.
6. Drive in accordance with the law and the Home Ranch policies.
7. Safety protocols include tracking of incidents, cause, debriefing and outcomes.
Hire and schedule staff for the Equine department. Responsible for daily operation of each of these areas including
training, leading and motivating staff.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The
requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position
requires strong leadership, organizational and managerial skills. Individual must possess excellent communication and
customer relation skills. Must be detail oriented and be computer literate.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
5-15 years horse related experience and/or Equine management secondary education.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and
procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to communicate effectively and
professionally on a level appropriate with guests, peers and staff. Ability to speak effectively before groups of
customers or employees of organization.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts for feeding, rations and doctoring. Ability to apply concepts of basic
algebra and geometry.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited
standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule
form. The ability to practically and effectively problem solve while staying within the budget.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands & work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee
to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel;
reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to walk and climb or
balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly
lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100
pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision,
depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, outside weather
conditions, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities,
or qualifications associated with the job.
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