Come Ride, Work, and Live in the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming!
The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch is a very popular riding, horsemanship, and working cattle destination and we are looking for experienced horsemen and women to join our 2022 team!
Do you have great horsemanship skills and are friendly and outgoing? Would you like to spend your days riding in the Bighorn Mountains in some of the most spectacular scenery in the United States? Would you like to share your love of horses and riding with people from all over the world? Would you like to help people become comfortable and confident riding a horse? If you said yes to these questions, The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch is the place for you.
The core of our culture is what we call The 3 C’s of Character, Conduct, and Competence. We can train for Competence, but the other two C’s (Character and Conduct) are inherent and tell a lot about a person based on how they behave and present themselves in all situations. Although we work hard, we also have a lot of fun. Our goal is to be the best. To help us achieve that goal, we try to pick the best staff possible and take care of them to the best of our abilities. Being part of our team will enrich your life experiences and create memories for both you and the guests we serve.
Along with living on a spectacular riding, working cattle, and adventure ranch with access to approximately 650,000 acres for recreational use, your duties will be both challenging and rewarding.
The Hideout hires wranglers who have a solid equestrian/riding background
Because of the level of riding and horsemanship at The Hideout, applicants should have excellent horsemanship and riding skills. The Hideout attracts many experienced riders from around the world as well as novice riders so our barn staff must be able to have the confidence to take out very experienced horsemen and women as well as instruct novice riders on riding and horsemanship skills.
Preferably, applicants will be schooled in both Western and English styles of riding, but that is not a requirement. We ask that all applicants be friendly, well-spoken, hard-working, team-oriented, polite, and authentic. Additional experience with natural horsemanship, training, groundwork, and moving cattle are all welcome. The Hideout practices natural, respectful, light-handed horsemanship and uses low-stress methods moving cattle and we share this knowledge with our guests on a daily basis. Understanding and experience with structured horsemanship programs like Parelli Horsemanship are a plus.
To set all of our barn staff up for success, The Hideout provides wranglers with extensive training so that our staff is able to provide our guests with a wonderful and memorable riding, horsemanship, and working cattle adventure.
General Requirements for the Wrangler Positions
We require that our wranglers have excellent horsemanship abilities and advanced riding and/or training skills, proven guest service skills, and the desire to work long hard days in a hands-on learning environment. At The Hideout, we embrace diversity, enthusiasm, and an open-mind approach to life. We believe in a respectful, positive, and disciplined work environment.
Hideout barn staff must be safety conscious, have the ability to instruct guests, and have strong communication in riding instruction and safety orientation. Wranglers are responsible for conducting safe trail rides and assisting in cattle work for groups of up to 4-6 guests. Wranglers help feed and take care of our herd of approximately 130 horses. Wranglers will ride in the mornings to wrangle the horse herd on allocated days.
Wranglers help maintain and repair tack. Clean the barn and arena area daily, clean trucks and trailers weekly, clean the barn weekly, and other duties as necessary. Wranglers may be asked to host some meals with the guests and must have appropriate table manners. Wranglers may be required to lead other activities including cattle work, trap shooting, archery, hiking, and guided tours. Wranglers are responsible for the care and safety of our horses. This includes but is not limited to: wrangling, feeding, doctoring, saddling horses, and cleaning pens.
All routine barn/ranch chores go along with this position such as assisting with general ranch work during slow periods or on an as-needed basis is to be expected. This may include fixing fences, trail clearing/maintenance, etc. It is important for wranglers to work in a team environment, be able to think for themselves, and handle emergency situations. Walking by work or leaving work for co-workers is not acceptable. Passive/aggressive behavior and drama are not tolerated.
What do we offer?
Job may start as early as March 27, 2022 and some positions will be through the middle to end of November 2022.