Trail Guide/Farm Hand in Raleigh, NC 27613  (Northwest area)

Dead Broke Farm

We are a working horse farm that is open to the public. We have an average of 50 to 60 horses, but we need more help feeding, caring for them, and taking rides out. We offer daily trail rides and pony rides. We also do spring/summer camp, birthday parties, corporate events, and weddings.

Our ideal candidate will have the following skills:
-Must be a proficient rider!
-A friendly attitude towards our animals, coworkers, and customers.
-A passion for taking care of horses.
-Shows up to work on their scheduled days.

A typical day at our busy farm includes but is not limited to feeding, watering, grooming, tacking/untacking, bathing horses. Mending fences, clearing brush, and general trail maintenance. Greeting customers, giving riding demonstrations, taking out trail rides. Other regular barn and tack maintenance. Pay is a base pay but there is always room for promotion and the tips can be very lucrative. We charge automatic gratuity on birthdays and large group rides.

Given the risks and potential liability associated with taking novice riders horseback riding, we require that anyone interested in a paid guide / stable hand position try out for the job by volunteering a half day at our farm. If you’d like to try out, you can volunteer from 8am – 2pm. It allows us to see how well you ride, how much experience you have with handling and caring for horses, and your interpersonal skills when dealing with the public and novice riders. In return, it allows you to meet our staff and volunteers, see how we operate, and the condition of our horses. And if you have the necessary experience, and you feel this is a farm where you would enjoy working, we’d offer you a paid position. We have part time and full time positions available. If you’re interested, please let us know your relevant work experience when you are available to try out.

If this post interests you but you don’t think you have the qualifications needed, please check out our volunteer program! We have hired many volunteers once they became knowledgable, proficient riders.

Job Types: Full Time, Part Time

Pay: $60.00 – $100.00 per day


8 hour shift
Monday to Friday
Weekends as needed

Supplemental pay types:


Ability to commute/relocate:

Raleigh, NC 27613: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Question(s):

Do you currently own or have owned your own horse/s?
Are you interested in full or part time work?
Are you at least 18 years of age?
Please describe your relevant experience horseback riding and working on a horse farm:


horseback riding: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: In person