Polo Groom / Groundskeeper needed near Austin, Texas ~ Couples welcome

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Joss L.

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Kyle, TX
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
April 13, 2021
Housing Offered
2-5 yrs

We are looking for an experienced horseman or horsewoman who can also do ranch work, handyman, and groundskeeping in Kyle, Texas (30 min south of Austin).

50% of the time will be dedicated to caring for our 5 horses and the polo operations. The other 50% will go to taking care of our beautiful 10 acres horse ranch and Airbnb located 10 minutes away from all amenities. We are family-owned and operated which makes for a great work environment! During the polo season (March-June and Sept-Dec), you will work on Saturday and Sunday. Days off will be Monday and Friday. Pay is $500 /week. Must take checks for salary. We run background checks. Absolutely no felons. No flight, no visa.

Check our Instagram out for pictures of the place and the family: (https://www.instagram.com/franchparadize/).

You don’t need to have polo experience. We can train western and english riders as long as you are a confident rider. You can expect a lot of hours in the saddle. A typical day: feed the horses, mend a couple of fences, repair a broken faucet, clean tack, and trailer, haul horses to practice match, tack up, warm up, etc.

The positions include year-round living in our Jayco Eagle 338RETS Trailer (on-site, photos below) and all utilities paid (electricity and internet). Need a valid driver’s license. Truck will be provided for horse transport, other work-related tasks, and reasonable personal use. We will also consider local people wanting to live offsite.

**Here are some responsibilities including but not limited to:**

  • Care of horses: feeding, grooming, exercising, paddocks, and pastures management.
  • General handyman and building tasks for needed repairs including plumbing, carpentry, and basic electrical.
  • Operate and maintain farm machinery including a tractor, ATV, etc.
  • Care of other property animals (dogs, cats, chicken) when owners are out of town.
  • Building and repairing fences.
  • Landscaping work.
  • Occasional assistance with guests as needed.

**General Expectations:**

  • Passionate about horses
  • Experience in the polo groom (or other equine disciplines), farmhand, or groundskeeping fields
  • General equipment maintenance skills
  • Honest and self-motivated with a positive attitude
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Experience driving truck and gooseneck trailer
  • Riding experience
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions and information.
  • Work evening, weekend, and holiday work hours as required.
  • Assist Owners with other duties, as necessary.

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