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Job Opportunities

Working with us offers many benefits and opportunities. Here are our current job and volunteering positions. If any of this sound interesting – call or email us:
TRAIL GUIDE AND RIDING INSTRUCTOR

(full time position available: May – October) 

What we are looking for an individual that is/has:

  • Strong horseback riding skills (English and/or Western)
  • Current First Aid qualifications
  • Friendly and outgoing
  • Experience teaching riding lessons to beginner and intermediate riders
  • Well rounded general horsemanship knowledge, including horse first aid
  • good leadership skills
  • ability in a team and independently

Ideally you also have 

  • ability to speak more than one language
  • experience working with children
  • experience riding young or spirited horses
  • knowledge of and interest in the history, geography and wildlife of the Foothills and Rocky Mountains

What the job entails

  • Lead groups of 3-6 riders on 1.5 hour to full day trail rides
  • Be responsible for customers and horses during the trail ride
  • Instruct “Earn Your Spurs Level 1 – 3” (see website for lesson plan)
  • Teach 1 hour or 2 hour private lessons to beginners and intermediate riders
  • Care for horses before and after the trail rides (catching, grooming, tacking, feeding, watering, etc)
  • Maintain tack and equipment

Benefits

  • Your work place is some of the best riding country in the world
  • Work in a team of enthusiastic and motivated horse lovers
  • Meet a variety of people from all corners of the world
  • 5 work days/week, 2 days off/week (days off will not be on weekends)

 

WRANGLER

(full time position available May or June  – end of September)

What we are looking for an individual that is/has:

  • Mature, athletic and fit
  • Strong horseback riding skills (English and/or Western) with riding experience on mountain trails
  • Current Wilderness First Aid qualifications
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Knowledge of equine first aid
  • Well rounded general horsemanship knowledge
  • Friendly and outgoing personality
  • be 25 years of age with a clean driving abstract

Ideally you also have 

  • Knowledge and interest in the history, geography and biology of Kananaskis Country and Western Canada
  • experience driving a truck with stock trailer
  • Experience preparing meals with fresh ingredients over a camp fire
  • ability to speak more than one language
  • Interest in Cowboy Lifestyle

What the job entails

  • Leading a string of packhorses in the back-country to camp
  • load and pack packhorse (includes lifting bags of up to 25 kg)
  • cut firewood with a chainsaw
  • maintain equipment used for packing and camp maintenance
  • assist with front country day rides (1.5  – 6 hours long)

Benefits

  • Your work place is some of the best riding country in the world
  • Work in a team of enthusiastic and motivated horse lovers
  • Meet a variety of people from all corners of the world
  • 8 days off per month (depending on pack trip schedule)

 

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