我们跳伞的时候正是中西部炎热的夏天。我们加载了一匹马,a saddle,and our belongings into a rusty horse trailer,and headed West.我们有一份牧场的工作在等着，未来也从未如此光明。
还是二十多岁，we had the optimism of youth and the energy to pursue our dreams.我们不知道牧场工作有多具有挑战性，at times.艰苦的工作，long nights,刮擦也不容易。But the satisfaction of saving a calf,community at a branding,good calf weights in the fall… the pleasure and satisfaction has far outweighed the difficulties.我们从不后悔冒险。
One of the most common questions I receive is:""当我没有经验的时候，我怎样才能在牧场找到工作？?""
Neither my husband or I grew up on a ranch.We had basic riding skills.我们有马，we'd both been around cattle a bit,我们知道如何努力工作。We were ready to move on from sticky Missouri and a boring construction job.
You need to have the want-to
The number one requirement is to genuinely want to change.If you are just dreaming,你哪儿也得不到。You need more than half-hearted daydreams.You need to have a strong desire;perhaps fueled by a dissatisfaction with your current situation.You need a plan.
你可以成为成千上万谈论和梦想你想要的生活的人中的一员，or you can start taking steps to get there.选择权属于你。
我们有个朋友经营一个大农场，于是我问他："What advice would you give to someone who wants to find a 兴发网页下载版cowboy job,but doesn't have experience??""
他给了我很多建议，that I am sharing them word for word.我添加了一些自己的笔记，但要密切注意他的建议！!
Here is what he had to say…
1) Be patient.
当你没有经验的时候，你不能指望马上找到一份牧场工作。记住大局。Have long-term goals.
我丈夫在农场做过各种工作——围栏，焊接，建设，mechanic work,灌溉，night-calving,and the list goes on.它并不总是魅力四射。
4) Move near the location you ultimately want to live and work,and get a non-ranch job if needed. It is always easier to interview and get to the know the community if you are already in the area.
5) Good attitude and effort will help keep a job.
Yes!努力工作，保持谦虚，快快乐乐。One rotten attitude can bring the the whole team down.
这对我来说是新的。But I can certainly see his point!我见过的人似乎更关心他们的形象，而不是他们的职业道德。
7) Don't over try to over sell experience or desire to work with horses. Horse people are a dime a dozen. That is really not a marketable skill. Basic knowledge is helpful,but that's about it on most ranches.
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奖金：作为鼓励的一句话……牧场需要员工。Kids raised on a family ranch usually go back home. So,people who did not grow up on a ranch,but have interest in it are often the best long term employees. They don't have a home ranch to go back to.
这是真的！These kids run from ranch to ranch but always end up back at the home ranch when they get tired of something.We don't have that choice.我们必须让它工作或找另一份工作。It tends to make you put more effort into working hard and being valuable to your employee.
I hope this will help you learn how to find a 兴发网页下载版cowboy job,也许它会给你勇气，让你开始朝着这个目标努力。
If you are a ranch manager or owner,I would love to hear what YOU think is the most important advice to someone who wants to 兴发网页下载版cowboy.Drop me a line in the comments or message me.🙂