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TD Angus at Rishel Ranch Next Generation Herd Sire and Female Sale Monday, March 19th, 2018

Seeking Ranch Job: Determined Women Looking for the Right Fit #69907
Posted by: kelseyb [see other ads by this poster]
City: Happy Valley [see other ads in this city]
State: Oregon [see other ads in this state]
Exp. Yearlings: Yes
Exp. Horse: Yes
Exp. Doctoring: Yes
Exp. Haying: Yes
Room And Board: Yes
Phone#: 971-258-3648

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My name is Kelsey and I am looking for a position as a paid intern or assistant trainer/ranch hand.

A little about me:

Im 27 years old and have been riding horses for 22 years. My mom always had horses while growing up and maintained an affinity for horses throughout her adult life. She signed me up for my first taste of the horse world when I was five. You never forget the name of your first lesson horse. I had the pleasure of riding Sir Bandit and thats how my story of horse crazy love began. For 15 years I took western-riding lessons from an amazing instructor named Colleen, learning western pleasure, equitation, trails, and gaming.

At age 12 our family finally got our first horse. We made a typical first time mistake. We bought a 4-year-old paint gelding that was drugged and beaten into submission. We were not aware of this nor had the horse knowledge to recognize it. He was the most aggressive and dangerous horse I have ever encountered, and to this day I have not come across another one like him. It was his behavior that was the driving force for me to develop a better understanding of horse behavior. We had a trainer at our barn well versed in the discipline of Natural Horsemanship. I followed closely her technique for working with him, and that cemented the desire to become a trainer/instructor.

Going forward, I started looking for any opportunities that would help me realize my desire to be a better horse woman, and ultimately become a trainer and/or instructor. Here are some of my experiences:

Attended a number of Pat Parelli and Clinton Anderson clinics as an observer.

Participated with a rodeo drill team that performed at many rodeos around the state of Oregon. The team leader initially told me I would probably just run in sponsor flags my first year, but after she saw my riding skills, I was placed on the drill team.

Participated in a 4-day Clinton Anderson clinic in Winnemucca, NV.

Participated in a 5-day clinic with Jason Patrick in Steamboat Springs, CO, learning about cutting and ranch life. That was a great experience for me, and a big eye opener.

While boarding at one stable, I gave horseback riding lessons and tuned up the training horses. Focus was on building the foundation of respect and control on the ground and under saddle.

Helped to manage a 30 stall barn, working with clients and making sure everything was clean and well supplied.

Worked at a cutting ranch where I started learning how to work the flag.

In June of 2014, worked as a summer intern for a ranch versatility trainer in Midland, TX. My duties included cleaning and feeding horses, helping with breeding, checking on the mares and foals, halter breaking colts and starting them under saddle, tacking up training horses and warming them up, giving lessons and keeping the lesson horses tuned up, helping with moving cattle, and getting ready for shows. I also traveled with the trainer to the shows and lopped horses for her.

In 2015, attended one day of a Buck Brannaman clinic as an observer, then later in the year I had the awesome opportunity to participate in one of his 5-day clinics in Spanaway, WA.

A few months after riding in Bucks clinic I took time off from horses. Early in 2015 my Mother passed away unexpectedly at the barn where we boarded and worked, and I did not have the heart to continue with horses for a while. That is why on my resume you see a lot of dog training and working with dogs. I needed a break from the life I once knew and needed the time to find myself and who I am as a person. I have come to realize that horses and that style of life is what I truly want. It is more than just a passion. Its my life, heart and soul. I recognize that it was my Moms gift to me. I dont think she had any idea when she signed me up for my first lesson on Bandit that I would want to take it this far. She wanted me to see what it was like when she was a little girl.

The reason I am writing all this is to hopefully show you my heart, dedication, and willingness to not give up and to fight for my dreams. My Mom gave me this gift, and I intend on using it and fulfilling what I was meant to do.

What I am looking for is a position as a paid working intern or assistant trainer/ranch hand that provides housing. I am willing to move and relocate, but I do come with 3 small dogs and one horse.

About my dogs:

I have a 6-year-old Toy Australian Shepherd who is my little ranch dog. She is well trained and loves to work and be with horses.

I have a 5-year-old Mini Australian Shepherd who is trained, but is the laziest Aussie youll ever meet!

Finally, I have a 3-year-old Mini American Eskimo who is the size of a small cat and actually acts like one. Mostly sleeps all day and wants to be a lap dog (cat).

My dogs are very well behaved and crate trained.

About my horse:

I have a National Show Horse Arabian/Saddlebred. She is 10 years old and my best friend.

Thanks for taking the time to read my information and considering me for your open position.

I would be happy to attached my resume for your review and references.

Posted 01-04-17
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