Horse Wrangler / Ranch Hand needed at Working Guest Ranch near Clyde Park, Montana ~ Seasonal

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Location
Clyde Park, MT
Job Type
Seasonal
Salary
DOE, Competitive
Date Posted
February 23, 2022
Housing Offered
Yes
Experience
2-5 yrs

Location: Large working guest ranch located near Clyde Park, Montana

Seasonal Full-Time Position: Starts on or around April 15th – October 15th +/-

Housing Included: Private room with private bath. No pets, no personal horses

Meals: Included on the days you are scheduled to work

Job Requirements and Description:

This position includes all aspects of regular ranch work, as well as guest services. The ideal candidate should have strong people skills, as wranglers will be guest-facing at various points throughout the summer. Every day is different at the ranch, must be adaptive and take direction well. We are a team, as such the position requires working together with coworkers and other ranch personnel effectively and with a good attitude. If you can’t show up on time, this is not the job for you. If you love the mountains, the outdoors, and a challenging, fun ranch environment, this is for you.

Job Duties Will Include:

  • Legging up guest horses for summer season; includes groundwork, arena work and riding out
  • Putting hours on up-and-coming guest horses
  • Safely taking guests out on trail rides, possibly cattle drives
  • Driving teams/wagons for various guest activities
  • Fencing projects: building as well as repair and maintenance of current fences
  • Various ranch projects as needed to keep our operation running smoothly
  • Cow work: trailing, gathering, sorting, branding, etc.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Riding skills are absolutely necessary. Must be able to walk/trot/lope confidently, do basic groundwork and work safely around horses
  • General familiarity and handiness in ranch tasks
  • Physically fit enough to put in long days in a physical work environment
  • Driver’s license
  • Good attitude

Not Necessary But Preferred:

  • Guest services / customer service experience
  • Some cow knowledge and experience
  • Ability to drive a truck/trailer rig
  • Experience on UTVs/ATVs, tractors, skid steers and other farm equipment
  • Experience driving teams
  • Basic veterinary care of horses
  • Teaching riding lessons to children and/or adults

HOW TO APPLY:

Please email a resume and a short cover letter. A video of catching, tacking up and riding may be necessary. If local, a working interview may be necessary.

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