We are a young couple (25 & 28) living a very busy fast paced lifestyle, and could use some help! We live 4 miles from a small town in Southwest Manitoba. We live on an acreage with 10 horses, a few head of cattle, cats and 1 dog. We have no kids. Enjoy the country lifestyle!
Help around the house
Improve English speaking skills. improve knowledge and skills with horses. Experience life on the prairies. Experience rodeos and horse shows
Looking for a person who is experienced with riding horses. We are located near a small town in southwest Manitoba. We currently own 10 of our own horses, and also take outside training horses in. Courtney trains show horses (western pleasure and English discipline). Jordynn trains rope horses. We would need someone who is able to assist with feeding and caring for the horses, catching/turn out, doing groundwork, tacking/untacking, etc. Also would need to drive the quad and roping dummy for Jordynn while training on the rope horses. Most of our own horses are already very well broke (Courtney's show horses, and Jordynn's main rope horses) so the person could help with conditioning these horses in the spring to get in shape for shows and ropings. During the week, Courtney is in University and rides horses in the evenings, and Jordynn is generally home all day, riding horses and doing general maintenance around the yard as well as doing leatherwork. On weekends, Courtney is riding horses/gone to horse shows, Jordynn is gone to rodeos to bullfight or at roping events. Therefore weekends would likely be spent travelling to events with one of us.
Besides working with horses, the person would help out with general household duties, cooking, cleaning, and some yard work. We don't keep a very nice yard at the moment due to lack of time, so could really use some help there! Such as lawn mowing, gardening, flower planting/watering.
Preferred months are from April 1 to end of October.
Work days would be approx. 4-5 hours during the week days. Weekends vary depending on if we are home or away, but definitely would be able to have some free relaxing weekends.
Bedroom in our 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom house. Food will be provided by us. Weekends spent on the road, would be staying in the living quarter horse trailer which has 2 beds.
1 small dog in the house
With time off there is a local golf course, lake and swimming pools nearby, a city with shopping 45 minutes away. But mostly, we just ride horses!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week