Deer Valley Ranch

Work with Horses in the Mountains!

14,000 foot mountains, alpine lakes, National Forests, and so much more - right in our backyard!

Nathrop, Colorado
$1,000.00 / month + tips
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts in 6 months. (May 15, 2022)

A Wrangler at Deer Valley Ranch is an iconic position with great expectations when it comes to horsemanship, guest communication, professionalism, and hospitality. Wranglers work under the Head Wrangler to conduct and perform all horsemanship program activities (trail rides, pony rides, Wrangler’s Breakfasts, and specialty horsemanship sessions.) Prior experience with horses is recommended, but not necessarily required (we invest heavily in training our wranglers, and we hire beginner horsemen and women as well as experienced horse people). WFA/WFR or similar backcountry medical certifications required (we do train staff in May if you don't already have a certification.)

  • Daily care, feeding, grooming, tacking, manure management, and doctoring of all livestock living on-site at DVR
  • Guiding trail rides at the Ranch (70% walking, 30% walk/jog/lope) ranging in length from 1 hour to full day 6-7 hour backcountry rides
  • Leading pony rides, paint-the-pony sessions, and other kid programs at the barn (in conjunction with Kids’ Program Staff members)
  • Perform facility maintenance and stewardship tasks, such as (but not limited to)
    • Cleaning pens/stalls/paddocks/working areas and manure management
    • Repairing and upgrading fencing
    • Ensure water access is continual and clean
    • Ensure tie posts, rails, and rings are in good working order
    • Tack and equipment maintenance, cleaning, and repair
    • Assist in conducting risk management best practices, ensuring a physically, mentally, and spiritually safe environment for animals and people
    • Assist in keeping accurate and up-to-date herd records (vet, farrier, riding, training, and behavioral abnormalities)
    • May assist in training animals to ensure healthy, safe, and ideal behaviors
    • May drive truck and trailer to off-site trailheads (must be 21+ with prior trailering experience due to insurance restrictions)
    • Live out the DVR Barn Key Performance Indicators

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