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Ranch Hands

Andalusian Inc

Platteville, CO

$16.63 per hour


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Daily job duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; or cleaning, grading, sorting, packing, and loading harvested products. Irrigation activities include acres of watering using different methods to accomplish this task, raising of calves for future sale, livestock stall Spring clean-out, training facilities set up for training of horses and maintenance of various ranching equipment. Attending to live farm, ranch animals that may include cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses Duties may include feeding, watering, herding, grazing, castrating, branding, weighing, catching, and loading animals. Grooming, feeding, and cleaning of these animals takes considerable man-hours to keep up with our schedule. May maintain records on animals; examine animals to detect diseases and injuries; assist in birth deliveries; and administer medications, vaccinations, or insecticides as appropriate. May clean and maintain animal housing areas. Starting in May we begin calving which continues into June. General animal care includes vaccinations, branding and tagging takes place in July when the calves have grown to a certain size. Crop fertilization, ditch cleaning and fencing repairs must be accomplished before livestock is sent out to various pastures. Training of horses continues throughout Spring, Summer and Fall months with sale of trained horses occurring late Fall. Late Fall also is when our calves are sold at the market. Training Spanish dancing horses, a tradition deeply rooted in the rich cultural heritage of Spain, is an art form that demands meticulous attention, patience, and a profound understanding of equine behavior. The training process begins with selecting the most suitable horses, typically Andalusians or Lusitanos, known for their elegance, agility, and natural grace. These horses possess the innate qualities necessary to excel in the intricate movements of Spanish dressage. Training sessions are carefully structured, starting with basic groundwork to establish trust and respect between the horse and the trainer. Through gentle yet firm guidance, trainers gradually introduce the horse to the fundamental elements of classical dressage, such as collection, extension, and lateral movements. As the horse progresses, more complex exercises are introduced, including the hallmark movements of Spanish dressage, such as the piaffe, passage, and half-pass. These movements require both physical strength and mental focus from the horse, as well as precise communication between horse and rider. Music often plays a crucial role in the training process, helping to establish rhythm and cadence in the horse's movements. Trainers carefully choreograph routines that showcase the horse's athleticism and grace, synchronized to traditional Spanish music. Patience and consistency are paramount throughout the training process, as horses learn at their own pace and require time to develop the strength and coordination necessary for advanced movements. Positive reinforcement techniques, such as praise and rewards, are used to encourage the horse and reinforce desired behaviors. Ultimately, the goal of training Spanish dancing horses is to create a harmonious partnership between horse and rider, where communication is effortless, and movements are executed with precision and grace. It's a testament to the beauty and artistry of equestrian sport, celebrating the bond between human and horse in a captivating display of skill and elegance.
Job Classification:
45-2093.00 - Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals

The job/industry classification and description includes general information on the position from ONET/OES and the North American Industry Classification System. Please review Job Duties and Job Order for more information.

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Time will be given for breaks.
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9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Andalusian Inc
Platteville, CO 80651
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16689 County Road 13, Platteville, CO 80651

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