Seasonal Wrangler / Horse Trainer needed at Large Private Guest Ranch in Southern Colorado ~ (Spring-Fall)

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Bar NI Ranch

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Weston, CO
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April 17, 2024
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2-5 yrs

The Bar NI Ranch is a privately owned guest ranch located on 36,000 gorgeous acres in southern Colorado. Located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range, we are a remote property with varying landscapes and lots of activities to offer. We are seeking an experienced horseman/horsewoman to fill our Wrangler positions for the 2024 season.

The primary responsibility of this position is to guide trail rides in a safe and confident manner with riders of all ages and abilities through the backcountry. Qualities we look for in an applicant include the ability to create an engaging experience, riders that are comfortable guiding in mountainous terrain, and experienced, confident riders who enjoy sharing their knowledge with guests. An applicant must be comfortable teaching guests of different skill levels- we lead walk, trot, and lope rides with a heavy emphasis on proper instruction and horsemanship. Responsibilities also include horse training, driving our team of Fjords, trail maintenance, doctoring, fixing fence, assisting with ranch hay production (loading and stacking bales), moving cattle, and other duties as assigned by head wrangler and ranch manager.

We are looking for riders who have comprehensive experience with green horses and problem horses. Those that have experience driving a team will be given preference. Wranglers must be able to react quickly and safely to all situations around horses and on horseback in the arena or on trails. CPR and first aid certification preferred! You must be physically fit and able to lift at least 50lb above your head with no issues on a regular basis, as well as be able to mount a horse from the ground. We prefer a mature applicant (21+) who has a good attitude, can work well with a team, communicate efficiently, and can work effectively when unsupervised.

The position runs Spring-Fall with the potential for long-term employment. Onsite housing and utilities are provided and consists of a private bedroom and bathroom. We do not have family housing available but may be able to accommodate ONE well-behaved pet. Compensation includes all meals, salary DOE, shared tips, free nights for personal guests to visit, and access to all ranch activities during time off. Work schedules will vary and typically include weekends during the guest season. Position available to start immediately.

You must be currently authorized to work in the USA as a precondition of employment. Please do not inquire if this is not your CURRENT situation.


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