Summer Internship / Student Wrangler 

2023 Summer Internship / Student Wrangler Application

Applications close - on May 1st, 2023, or until positions are filled

We offer full-time summer internships for horse people from mid-May thru Mid-August! 

Each year we take in three interns for the summer and offer them the opportunity to work hard and learn a lot about the ins and outs of our unique horse business. 

As a summer intern, you will be involved in the following: 

  • Grooming and tacking horses 

  • Guiding and Dragging trail rides (dragging is riding in the rear of the ride) 

  • Teaching Horsemanship and Horseback Riding Lessons 

  • Exercising business owned and boarded horses 

  • Training and exercising our "greener" horses, colts, fillies, and yearlings

  • Riding guest horses that may need special attention or tune-ups

  • Doing daily chores at the ranch and the house, such as cleaning paddocks, corrals, arenas, stalls, pens, and shelters, filling/cleaning water troughs, and other random barn chores. 

  • Bucking, stacking, and transporting hay

  • Fixing fences and repairing broken hardware

  • Dragging the dirt and leveling out the ground in the corrals, arenas, and round pen. 

  • Feeding and graining horses 

  • Doctoring horses, assisting with vet visits/appointments 

  • Assisting the farrier with horses 

  • Maintaining and repairing tack 

  • Joining staff members on various errands, horse buying trips, and educational expositions 

  • Participating in monthly clinics with our horse trainer and colt starter

 

We will provide our interns with the following: 

  • Private Bedroom and attached bathroom

  • Three meals a day + snacks (unlimited access to food and drinks)

  • A truck to drive and fuel for work-related driving 

    • Any driving you do outside KB HORSES business is at your expense

  • Shared/Individual tips received from clients for rides/events you've worked 

  • A saddle and horse(s) to ride during your internship 

  • Instruction and coaching as needed to accomplish your duties 

  • Full tuition paid for Horsemanship-101 certification course and accompanying book

Must be 18 years or older to apply.

It is recommended (but not required) to be currently enrolled in college/university courses. Ideally, those that pertain to equine/animal sciences. 

Intermediate to advanced riders only.

Please email us with a short message about why you would like to be a part of the KB HORSES team and a cover letter, resume, and videos illustrating any or all of your horse experience. 

Please email videos of the following: 

Skills Video:  
1) Skills Video demonstrating your confidence on and around horses - such as: 

  1.  Your ability to saddle and bridle 

  2.  Your ability to walk, trot and lope on even and uneven surfaces. 

 

Speaking Video: 
2) Speaking video answering the below questions.

  1. What interests you about being a KB HORSES Intern? 

  2. What do you hope to gain from your Internship with KB HORSES? 

  3. What do you have to offer KB HORSES? 

  4. Other than money, what motivates you in the workplace? 

  5. What is your previous experience with horses? 

 

 * Please do your best to execute the production of these videos with the resources you have - if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. * 
 

Answers to frequently asked questions: 

1) Can I bring my dog, cat, horse? 

 - For liability reasons, your horse(s) and house pets must stay home and cannot join you through the duration of your internship. There are plenty of fur babies to love on at the ranch and living quarters.
 - You will be provided with plenty of tack and horses to use throughout your internship. 

2) Can I have visitors? 

 - Your family members, friends, and significant others can visit you after your internship. 

3) How long is the internship? 

 - Full-Time /Full-Immersion  

 - Your contract is to complete at least 90 days 

 - Typically, Mid-May thru Mid-August 

 - You are welcome to stay longer than 90 days. 

 - Management can discuss particular school schedules/availability during phone interviews. 

4) What if I don't have a horse to use to demonstrate my skills in my videos? 

 - See if you can find a local friend, neighbor, or ranch/equestrian center in your area that will allow you to use their horses. 

 - Get as creative as you can, and if you still have trouble - contact us! 

5) What if I am not majoring in equine/animal science-specific classes? 

 - It is a desirable item on your resume but not required

Give us a call, text, or email if you have any further questions or concerns!