30 October 2011

WHEEL BARROW JOB ALERT! Monty Roberts Looking for Assistant Trainer and Rider

Okay, it's been awhile.  My only excuse is I've been slammed. I have to make a living. That said, here's a fantastic job for just the right person -- and you know who you are. So read this over and send Monty a resume. It just might start you on the path to your destiny! GO FOR IT!! (& let me know how it goes... bonne chance).

Monty Roberts Looking for Assistant Trainer and Rider

Location: Solvang, California
Barn Type: Monty Roberts Natural Horsemanship, Some Foaling, Colt Starting, Remedial Training, Western Pleasure/Trail, Reining      
Type: Apprentice, Groom-General, Rider-Western Pleasure/Trail, Ground Handler, Trainee
Work Type: Full-Time, Hourly or Salary
Salary: Specific to experience and qualities offered.
Minimum education: high school graduate
Live In: yes, barn apartment

Job Description
Looking for an energetic and enthusiastic assistant trainer who ideally has experience riding young horses, teaching up to the intermediate level western pleasure/trail, grooming, and handling on the ground. Will be producing bombproof, safe, trail horses using Monty Roberts methods. Ideally a patient, gentle, soft rider with some colt starting experience. Must also want to learn Monty Roberts Methods.  Looking for someone who is hard working and a detail oriented person with both great horse and people skills.

Western Pleasure/trail riding ability.  Must have good horse sense and knowledge of horse health and care, grooming, bathing and leading. Has experience handling young stock, starting under saddle, long lining and cart training is a plus.

Required Skills
Riding; Driving license; Equine First-Aid; Handling Young stock; Schooling; Bandaging; Exercising; Starting; Natural Horsemanship; Hauling Class A license is a plus

Required Expertise
Flatwork, Western Pleasure/Trail

Pay and housing.  Beach and mountain trail rides.  Possibility of instructor certification program. Opportunity to learn from certified Monty Roberts trainers.

Located in beautiful Solvang, California, this 100 acre farm has a 40 stall training barn, 10 stall western barn, 20 stall shed row, 10 stall shed row, all with rubber mats.  There are also 20 starter/gentler pens, a mustang pen and a chute used for the international school also on the property.  Facility also includes large green pastures, 2 covered round pens with OttoSport footing, 2 outdoor round pens, an outdoor multi-disciplinary training arena, 24,000 foot covered arena, 5/8 mile race track, Aquatred, equine exerciser, and a USDA approved equine export facility.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume to Courtney@join-up.org

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