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Summer Wrangler & Kids Program Counselor

Harrison, Idaho 83833
United States



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Date Posted: 12/16/2015 | Last Updated: 01/25/2017

Categories: Instructor, Summer Camp, Trail Ride Leader, Wrangler
Positions Available: Temporary
Annual Salary Range: Not Specified
Minimum Education Level: None
Horse Breeds Associated With This Job: Any Breed
Languages Required: Any Language
Drivers license required? Yes
Commercial drivers license required? No
Own car required? No
Pets allowed? No
Non-smokers required? No
Live on site? Yes
Will pay to relocate? No
Height/Weight Specifications
(For riding positions only)
Height:   ft    in
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About The Facility
Red Horse Mountain Ranch operates on over 300,000 acres of the Idaho Panhandle National Forest and is an Adventure Vacation Destination in Harrison, Idaho. Wranglers are responsible for maintaining the health and condition of the horses and other livestock and for maintaining the safe, functional and clean condition of the barn facilities and outdoor recreation equipment/facilities.
Job Description
Kids' Program Counselors are responsible for maintaining the health and condition of the horses and other livestock and for maintaining the safe, functional and clean condition of the barn facilities and outdoor recreation equipment/facilities. Kids' Program Counselors will lead trail rides AND provide instruction for young riders of all riding abilities from age 3 - 11 years old. In ADDITION, Kids' Counselors will also be guiding other ranch activities to include bike tours, challenge course & high ropes course, fishing, hiking, and other Kids' Program activities. You'll have the opportunity during your summer to operate ranch equipment, vet and care for the herd, lead rides, help out with general ranch work, maintain facilities and grounds, and take part in other guided activities at the ranch. This position is being offered with housing (a dorm room with roommate and common area) and meals.
Job Requirements
Responsibilities will include:
Leading horseback rides in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest
Care for and maintain the herd of horses (vetting, feeding, grooming)
Teach basic horsemanship skills and aid our guests in developing their horseback riding skills
Maintain the tack barn, corrals, trails, and other facilities
Participate in evening guest/employee activities such as concerts, campfires, cookouts, and evening or morning rides
Help to maintain trails, pastures, and fences
Take part in other guided activities on the ranch including sporting clays, mountain biking, challenge course and high ropes course, fishing, hiking, power boat operation, archery, and kayaking
Participate in other ranch chores
Requirements Include:
Must be at least 21 years of age.
At least one year of child care or equivalent experience.
At least one year or equivalent in working with horses and leading trail rides. Excellent skills in Western riding and horsemanship, and riding in mountainous terrain. Past guide or horseback leading is preferred. Past experience in giving horseback instruction is also preferred. Must be able to show strong safety for riders and horses.
Physically fit and capable of all Guide/Wrangler activities.
Must be a US Citizen or possess a current and appropriate working visa.
Ability to lift 75 pounds and work long hours.
Valid Driver's License.
Must wear proper western uniform during rides to include a cowboy hat, boots, western long sleeve shirt and be presentable in a good western image in dress and behavior.
Must be a willing team player and show leadership qualities.
Must have a valid and updated First Aid / CPR card.
Benefits
Room and Board, end of the season bonus
Description of Housing Provided
Private room with roommate, meals provided
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