Originally Posted by Marecare
When I hire someone to help on the ranch as a rider I look for experience with all kinds of horses and different ages of horses.
I look for someone that is open to ideas and can take directions well.
I don't mind if they do thing a little different but what they do must work and be safe.
If you have experience with a mule that would be fine,but I would look at your riding skill more.
I also look to see that you are in good physical condition and the way that you would move around the animals.
I hope this helps you.
Alright. I'm working on the riding skill now. I could use some muscle that's for sure! I got turned away from 2 different jobs a couple years back because I was to scrawny. The sad thing is, at my previous job, I did twice the work they were asking with no problems. I'm never going to be bulky or intimidating looking but I can control horses and even problem horses to some extent. It just sucks when they take one look at you and not matter what you say or do through the rest of the interview, all they see is that your scrawny.