20-year-old girl with 12 years of horse experience looking for a live-in position (unless you are near Peoria, Arizona).
I grew up riding horses (western-barrels, trails, roping). While my family wasn't financially fit to have our own animals, I was fortunate enough to find a community of "horse people" who adopted me as their own and taught me everything they knew, as well as allowed me to ride & use their animals. Thanks to them, my experience is large for my age, and I'm looking to turn what I know and love into a career.
I have been a stablehand for a 12 stall ranch. My job was to feed & clean stalls twice daily, take horses to turn-out on rotation, exercise horses(round pen, riding), administer medication, organize the tack room, organize riding events/competitions, and overall manage the property in the owner's absence for around a year.
On the side, I train horses and riders. I work with green foals, yearlings, problem horses, and wild horses. I'm comfortable working with any animal, and riding horses that are dead broke, totally wild, and everything in between. I put a focus on connection & groundwork before riding, to ensure no tricky habits are created before they are under saddle. I believe a connection with the animals goes much farther than outright physcal discipline.
I also offer riding lessons for ages 8+. I teach basic riding and barrel racing.
My goal in life is to someday own my own ranch where I can offer training for both animals and riders. I'd like to find a job where I can dip my toes into that lifestyle and work alongside someone who has already achieved what I want. I want to learn from you, pick your brain, and use you as inspiration.
I have asthma, so jobs that are physically demanding (cleaning stalls) may take me a bit longer than other people- but I promise I'll get the job done RIGHT and you won't have any complaints. I was never taught how to be handy with tools, but I am eager to learn if you're willing to teach me.
Looking for a live-in position so that I can stay on the property. Being able to ride on occasion is a huge plus- that is my passion and what makes me the happiest. I'd also be happy to work with & train your horses. I am not opposed to moving out of Arizona for the right job. I love travel & moving around, so don't let my current location deter you if you're interested in what you're reading. I'd love to talk to you.
What I can offer:
- Live-in employee
- Stablehand work (cleaning stalls, feeding, turn-out, administering medication, etc)
- Organizing the property
- Planning & running events/competitions
- Training horses
- Exercising horses
- Front-office work (answering phones, keeping records, emails, organization, social media management)
- 1 year stablehand experience
- 12 years of riding experience
- 2 years of operating riding lessons
- 1 year vet tech experience
- 1 year event planning
- 4 years customer service experience
I'm not afraid to get my hands dirty or to learn new things. I love the "ranch life" & everything that comes with it. I'm a dedicated and hard worker with big dreams and an even bigger drive to accomplish them. If you're willing to take me under your wing, I'll never let you down.
Seeking Ranch Job