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Ranch Jobs: Wanted - Wrangler - Montana SOLD #44985
Posted by: Mountain Sky [see other ads by this poster]
City: Emigrant [see other ads in this city]
State: Montana [see other ads in this state]
Job Title: Wrangler
Employer: Mountain Sky Guest Ranch
Salary: 1,650 plus room & board
Room & Board: included
Phone #: please email

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Mountain Sky is located in the Paradise Valley and is one of the premiere guest ranches in the US.

The ideal wrangler candidate will demonstrate both excellent customer service and strong horsemanship skills.

Job duties include:

-Guiding on 10,000 private acres, plus many more acres of Gallatin National Forest, which the ranch backs up to. Trail rides are not the typical boring nose-to-tail walking dude rides. Our guests stay for a week at a time, and come to ride! We lead walk, trot, and lope rides, all with a heavy instruction component.

-Overseeing the training of two assigned project horses, which will only be ridden by that wrangler until they become guest horses. A two-day intensive horsemanship clinic kicks off every summer to better prepare our wranglers for work with these project horses.

-Managing the health of our herd of +/-140 head. We work closely with a renowned vet out of Billings who does a doctoring clinic with us at the beginning of the season. We work on lameness evaluations and general equine first aid so that we are able to handle almost everything that comes up in house. We have a fully equipped vet room and stocks, and have one of the most sophisticated vetting programs of any guest ranch in the country.

-Moving the herd in and out of pasture every day (wranglers are horseback for this process, which typically takes between one and two hours).


-Wranglers may bring a personal horse and shoes and board will be covered at 100% by the ranch as long as the wrangler uses that horse to guide rides.

-Roping steers available 7 days a week for wranglers to work in their off time. The ranch also runs around 100 pair of Black Angus, and wranglers will have the opportunity to assist the ranch foreman with moving and doctoring cattle as their schedule permits.

-Accommodations and great food are provided to staff as part of their compensation

-All guest activities are available to staff (rafting, golfing, yoga, pool, hot tub, gym, tennis courts, saloon, dance night with live band, etc)

For-Credit Internships Available--students are encouraged to apply! Employment dates are flexible to accommodate college schedule.

To apply, please email your resume, including contact information and the answers to the following questions to If possible, include a picture of yourself riding.


1)Describe your horse experience, including your preferred discipline and any experience starting colts or riding green horses. Please be specific about the number of years of experience you have.

2)Do you have any experience teaching people to ride?

3)Your dates of availability between May 1st and October 1st.

4)Would you plan to bring a horse with you? If so, please provide information about that horse, its level of training, and any experience it has had in a herd environment.

Posted 04-22-15
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