Ranch Hand with Equine Expertise needed in Maui, Hawaii ~ Live-in Opportunity ~ $50k

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Circle M Ranch (Formerly Mendes Ranch)

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City of Wailuku / Maui, HI
Job Type
Full Time
$50,000 Annual
Date Posted
November 7, 2023
Housing Offered
5-10 yrs

**Position Overview:**

We are currently seeking a versatile Ranch Hand to join our dedicated team. This unique position includes room and board as part of the compensation package, with the candidate living on-site to be immersed in the ranch’s daily life. The role demands a dedicated individual who is adept at managing a large herd of horses and can handle various ranch maintenance tasks.

**Key Responsibilities:**

  • Manage and care for a herd of 30+ horses, ensuring their well-being and readiness for daily trail rides.
  • Conduct thorough daily examinations of each horse, addressing any health or behavioral concerns.
  • Perform routine equine care duties, including picking hooves, brushing, washing, and administering basic treatments as needed.
  • Utilize expertise in equine behavior to train horses and correct bad habits effectively.
  • Welcome guests and assist them with mounting/dismounting, offering guidance to those with no prior riding experience.
  • Undertake general ranch labor, including but not limited to repairing fences, resolving minor plumbing issues, and other light handyman tasks.
  • Attend to the care and management of additional livestock on the ranch, such as sheep and cows.
  • Maintain ranch equipment, including driving a manual transmission vehicle and maneuvering a horse trailer.
  • Uphold high standards of property maintenance and cleanliness on a daily basis.
  • Promote teamwork with existing personnel and other wranglers


  • Proven experience in managing and caring for a large herd of horses.
  • Strong background in equine health, training, and behavioral management.
  • Competency in general ranch work and maintenance tasks.
  • Familiarity with caring for other livestock, particularly sheep and cows.
  • Valid driver’s license with the ability to drive manual transmission vehicles and horse trailers.
  • A propensity for maintaining cleanliness and order.
  • Must pass a full background check.

**Preferred Skills:**

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to enhance guest experiences.
  • Problem-solving abilities and a can-do attitude for unexpected challenges.
  • Flexibility to adapt to the varying needs of the ranch and its animals.
  • Ability to operate a backhoe and/or a bulldozer
  • Carpentry


Forward cover letter & resume to our email address. Or call for more info.

Visit website here: https://www.mendesranch.com/

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