Young Horse Trainer/Rider

Pomponio Ranch

San Gregorio, California

Job Type Full Time

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

Trainer/Rider Responsibilities:

  • Ride & train the young horses
  • Assist the vet with the treatment of the horses
  • Continue to develop and maintain the young horse training program
  • Uphold the current high standard of fitness program for all horses
  • Riding & implementing rehab program for all horses
  • Work closely with Asst Equine Manager on training plans for all horses, e.g., walks and trots, etc.
  • Perform therapeutic treatments
  • Lunge horses
  • Groom and saddle horses as needed
  • Administer IM, SubQ, and IV shots
  • Communicate with outside show riders on horse’s performance and report results

Farm/Livestock Responsibilities:

  • Vaccinating livestock as necessary
  • Pasture movement
  • Hauls horses


  • Contribute to the posting of relevant activities on social media.
  • Assist with the riding plan for the intern program


  • At least 5-8 years of experience and knowledge working with performance and young horses
  • Ability to lunge horses with and without equipment.
  • Basic knowledge of groundwork
  • Basic knowledge of veterinary care
  • Experience in horse show schedules, process, and organizations
  • Knowledge of safe work practices around horses and other livestock
  • Cattle and pasture experience (Holistic Management knowledge a plus)
  • Experience in monitoring animal appearance/behavior and communicating any information to superiors
  • Must have proof of authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be 18 years or older and drug-free
  • Clear background check
  • Strong communication skills
  • Work effectively with minimal supervision, self-motivated and self-starter

Physical requirements

  • Ability to work outdoors, on uneven, slippery terrain in varying weather conditions with dust and allergens
  • Ability to twist, bend, kneel, climb, lift 100 lbs., and use hand tools as necessary
  • Ability to lift 75-100 lbs.
  • Safely operate ATV
  • Strong commitment to teamwork
  • Ability to adhere to the organization's policies, procedures and regulations
  • Ability to adapt to changes throughout the day

Please email and include your resume and any other relevant information regarding your experience and background.

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Category Horse