Working as a Seasonal Wrangler

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Working as a Seasonal Wrangler

If you're comfortable riding horses and looking for seasonal work there are opportunities for wranglers across the country. As winter turns to spring vacationers seek new adventures. Such destinations are resorts, lodges, and ranches where individuals have a host of activities to choose from and guided horseback tours are a popular choice. If you have experience riding horses and possess the right skills you may be able spend your spring and summer riding the trails.

Depending on your potential employer, there may or may not be any formal education requirements. Although having been schooled in various riding styles will increase your chances at landing a job. A certification from the Dude Ranchers' Association (DRA) or attending a Wrangler School are also excellent ways to gain the knowledge for this type of job. Many employers are going to be looking for candidates with prior horseback riding experience. You will need to demonstrate that you are comfortable riding a horse, have the ability to work with and manage horses and work with individuals that have a wide range of horseback riding experience. Since you will potentially be working with inexperienced riders your communication skills and safety first attitude will be important aspects of the job. In addition, certifications such as Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or basic first aid are often required skills to have and should be shared on your resume and during the interview process. So be prepared and have these documents ready. You will also likely have a background check performed by your employer to verify your character.

Wrangler jobs do differ and may be primarily horseback tours or you may be working a cattle ranch. You might be guiding small groups on short day trips or working with other Wranglers on multi day days with larger groups. Be sure when applying for a position you are comfortable with the specific job requirements. Expect to perform some physical labor both caring for and preparing the horses for you expeditions. Your services may also include other odd jobs around the facility. You'll have to work hard yet the benefits of trail riding and leading tours are exciting aspects of the job.

There are many public and private ranches, lodges and resorts around that hire seasonal Wranglers. Compensation for these positions will of course vary depending on your location, type of facility you work for and the job duties you perform. On average a Wrangler can earn $25,000 to $38,000 per year and based on experience. Your position may offer a bonus or even tips which will also help to increase your salary. Be sure to read the job description carefully and determine if there are other amenities of the job such as room and board, insurance and paid time off.

You'll need to be a people person as you'll be providing a customer service. Having excellent interpersonal communication skills are important for both customer enjoyment as well as safety. Work hard, make friends, learn from experienced Wranglers and expand your network. This may help finding other positions or getting a call back for the next season. Now it's time to throw on the hat, saddle up and find that perfect Wrangler job.

    • Seasonal Horse Wrangler
      Riding Stables in Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO, USA
      ... WRANGLERS to assist with busy spring and summer operations. The candidate will be an important part of a close-knit staff which works with the company's wonderful guests and horses. If we feel that ...
    • Wrangler - Part Time, Summer 2021
      The Resort at Paws Up Bonner, MT, USA
      Wranglers take guests on trips on horseback around property while being professional, having a positive outlook, taking ownership over their work and creating a safe environment where people can grow ...
    • Wrangler - Part Time, Summer 2021
      The Resort at Paws Up Bonner, MT, USA
      Wranglers take guests on trips on horseback around property while being professional, having a positive outlook, taking ownership over their work and creating a safe environment where people can grow ...
    • Beach Wrangler
      Horses On the Beach LLC Corpus Christi, TX, USA
      Beach Wrangler Summer Season, full and part time positions available ... In search of qualified individuals with at least rudimentary horseback riding experience to work ...
    • Wrangler
      Equity Lifestyle Santa Barbara, CA, USA
      The Wrangler maintains healthy horses and provides a safe riding environment for our guests. Your job will include: * Perform routine care to horses and livestock, including grooming and feeding
    • Wrangler
      Trident Marketing Kimbolton, OH, USA
      Seasonal Wrangler DUTIES Preparing and feeding horses that appropriate amount of brain, properly brushing and tacking up to 20 head of horses in a timely manner. Assisting guests on and off horses ...
    • Boyne Mountain Equestrian Center Wrangler
      Boyne Resorts Boyne Falls, MI, USA
      Equestrian Wrangler/Trail guide is a part-time or full-time position at Boyne Resorts. Wranglers ... Grooms and tacks up horses for trail rides according to Boyne Equestrian Centre Standards
    • Head Wrangler
      Headwaters Ranch Three Forks, MT, USA
      Responsible for care of our horses, preparing the herd for rides, leading guests on safe rides ... Wranglers must be able to fill out reports when needed. * Must have a valid drivers' license to ...
    • Wrangler/Trail Guide
      Jackson Stables Inc Estes Park, CO, USA
      We offer guided horseback riding tours through Rocky Mountain National Park and our rides range from a one hour ride to an eight hour ride. We are open March through October. Job would entail care of ...
    • Horsemanship Director
      Palomar Christian Conference Center Palomar Mountain, CA, USA
      Description Responsible to oversee all horse-related camps and activities, including management of the herd, wrangler staff, program development, health and safety, training, riding programs, classes ...
    • Assistant Equestrian Manager
      The Resort at Paws Up Bonner, MT, USA
      ... horses, as needed. * Aid in training, developing and motivating Wranglers. * Interact with team member, guest, management, and ownership in a professional and caring manner. * Provide a level of ...
    • Veterinary Assistant, Equine Practice
      Foundation Equine Bordentown, NJ, USA
      ... doctor wrangler.. Work hours are 8AM until 4PM, Monday through Friday. Occasionally you may start earlier and end later. Horses sometimes need us outside of regularly scheduled appointments ...
    • In-House Legal Counsel
      Goodr Inglewood, CA, USA
      So if you're ready to come help us wrangle flamingo-themed IP and provide solid legal and business ... Except without all the crime stuff and severed horse heads. The In-House Legal Counsel will: * Help ...