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Skyline Trail Rides Backcountry horse packer-wrangler
- Jasper, AB Contract The Packer is responsible for packing and leading a pack string of horses in a very steep mountain terrain from our trailhead to our backcountry Shovel Pass Lodge located at 7000ft . The Packer must have extensive horse knowledge and experience & good horsemanship. This person must be safety conscious and be able to work with minimal supervision. Requirements are: Valid First Aid Certificate Western riding experience in backcountry Good knowledge of ropes and knots Physically fit and being able to lift 75 pounds. Being able to work outside in all kind of weather ( rain and or snow) Minimum age is 18 years old. Responsibilities include: Gathering, feeding, saddling, and unsaddling horses Organizing the packing of equipment and supplies and guest duffle for pack-trips Leading 2-3 pack horses solo Maintaining and cleaning tack and equipment, ensuring that all is safe and in good working order Cleaning and maintaining trails and be able to use a crosscut saw and ax or chainsaw to clear trails Must be willing to perform other duties if needed and will help kitchen staff while at the lodge. Job Type: Contract Required experience: horse packing: 1 year