Spend the summer horseback in the mountains of western South Dakota just 5 miles from Mt Rushmore National Park!
Our wrangler staff has one responsibility …… horses. This is a riding job, and each wrangler spends roughly 6 hours a day in the saddle with the remainder of the day spent dealing with all the usual horse related duties from feeding, grooming, equine first aid, as well as instructing trail riders.
Applicants must be confident horsemen, good leaders, hard workers, and fun loving!
Wranglers work 40 to 55 hour a week and are paid $9.45per hour plus tips (tips typically add 2$ to 5$ per hour). A bunkhouse is provided, including a full kitchen which is shared by all the wranglers. Palmer Gulch Stables has a rich history in the Black Hills, and our rides are pre-booked and sold out on a daily basis.
The Black Hills of South Dakota is a destination vacation area for millions of travelers looking for the remote and beautiful scenery of the authentic American West.
Each wrangler must have the confidence to guide novice riders into remote areas of this vast National Forest.
Solid horsemanship skills are a must.
Must be fluent in English.
Required Key Skills
Housing is provided for each wrangler.
Two people share a bedroom with a common kitchen area shared by all wranglers.
Chosen applicants will spend the summer working and riding in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota.
Large 90 head trail riding facility offering guided trail rides into the Norbeck Wildlife Preserve and Black Elk Wilderness Area located in the Black Hills National Forest of western South Dakota.. This western riding facility has a first rate reputation, good horses, clean and organized barn, friendly guides, and experienced management.