Experienced with stock of all kinds excluding cattle. (Little experience with cattle) Experienced horse and mule trainer. Basic to intermediate doctoring skills on animals of all kinds. Experienced with guiding trail rides and teaching lessons. First Aid and CPR certified. Knowledge of managing crews of all sorts (from old cowboys to the younger college kids). Knowledge of creating set trail systems, safety procedures, writing SOPs, and many other office-type work ranches request.
I am currently solo out here on the ranch. I am responsible for maintaining a herd of 20 horses and mules including one pregnant mare, booking and guiding trail rides, and reorganizing parts of their program (paperwork and buildings combined).
I have been riding horses my whole life with a variety of skills added on here and there. I have trained horses since I was 12 years old, making that my first job in order to pay for my saddle. I have been guiding rides for 5 years now all over the west. Training horses and mules have been apart of every guiding job I have been to. I have basic doctoring skills for stock/barnyard animals.
I have guided trail rides in all types of terrain: Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountains, Jackson Hole's Gros Ventre Wilderness, Washington State's Island Chain, and the desert buttes of Moab, Utah. I trained animals in all of these locations, as well. (Mules and horses) I was in the Westernaires for 7 years and rode competitively for them in mounted drill team riding and specialty bareback liberty riding.
I rode for the Westernaires for 7 years and made it to the highest division. Between dressage, basic mounted flag drill team riding, liberty riding, and some vaulting, I have had experience in all fields. I then competed in the rodeo circuit (barrels, poles, and keyhole depending on the size of the event) in Colorado for two seasons.
|Hauer Ranch||01/12/2017-01/02/2018||435-259-5678||Currently working here and looking for another opportunity because I don't feel challenged enough. Looking to leave on good terms with plenty of notice so not contacting this employer would be appreciated.|
|Sorrel River Ranch||01/02/2017-01/12/2017||435-259-4642||I completely reorganized this horse operation. From not having any kind of paperwork, set trails, safety procedures, or structure, I gave them everything a true horse operation needs to function smoothly.|
|Xanterra South Rim Llc.||01/10/2015-01/02/2017||John Berry is the Manager of the Livery Operation at Xanterra's Grand Canyon Mule Ride Operation. His cell is 559-977-1324||I guided trails down and out of the Grand Canyon on mule back, trained mules that needed work, and provided emergency "drag-outs" for different hikers or rafters down at the bottom of the canyon.|
|Goosewing Ranch||01/03/2015-01/09/2015||307-733-5251||Seasonal Employment. I was the Head Wrangler's Second. I was mainly the one in charge that organized the procedures and chores down at the barn. I guided trail rides of all kinds. I taught swing dancing, line dancing, and fly fishing to guests.|
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