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wrangler/trail guide (RED FEATHER LAKES)

Beaver Meadows Stables

100 Beaver Meadows UNIT 15

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compensation: combined wages and tips plus season end bonus
employment type: employee's choice
job title: Wrangler
Beaver Meadows Stables in Red Feather Lake is hiring guides/wranglers for the 2024 summer season.

The work consists mostly of guiding small groups of novice riders on hourly trail rides through the Roosevelt National Forest.

During a typical day we drive the horses in from the pasture, brush, feed and saddle them and then take rides out between the hours of 8am and 4pm. So total work hours are usually between 8-10 hours a day.

At the end of the day, we do the morning routine in reverse.

There are a few other chores that need to be done occasionally such as fence repairs, trail maintenance and other miscellaneous barn chores.

We also bring along a few young horses every year, so being able to train and ride inexperienced horses would be super helpful.

It is essential for this position to have a lot of experience riding horses and understanding horse behavior. It is also vital to have a friendly and outgoing personality, a presentable appearance and to be patient and helpful towards the guests.

The workdays can sometimes be long and physically hard and holidays and weekends are especially busy.

Compensation is a combination of wages and tips. Based on averages from recent years, every employee should expect to earn upwards of $25/hour on average. If you are driving from Fort Collins or anywhere along 287/74E there is a possibility of ride sharing on some days.

This is a seasonal job in a remote mountain community. Unfortunately there is no housing available. Therefore I cannot consider applicants from outside a reasonable driving distance.

Please apply via email and please include your experience with horses and recent references. Please also include the location you would be traveling from and your available time and dates throughout the summer. This is a well-paying job but I require a good work ethic in return. Please read the requirements carefully and apply accordingly.

There is some work now and the season lasts throughout October. But feel free to apply if you can only work part time or a partial season.

Thank you!

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post id: 7747718718

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