|Taylor all the way from Colorado|
Jennifer our horse guide from France sadly informed us recently that she had to move on which meant we had to find a new horse guide quickly.
When we advertise for horse guides we get millions of replies and it’s no wonder after all it’s a dream job. But it’s not for everyone for sure and we have to do quite a vetting process to make sure we get the right person. The hours are long and you need to be tough looking after the horses and riding out each day sometimes all day with guests and making sure the guests are safe and happy with the rides. That’s apart from helping out with general maintenance on the estancia – it’s not for the lazy that’s for sure.
Jennifer’s predecessor was Liza who was excellent at her job and we were very sad she had to move on. But as we all know life is like that nothing is forever or so they say.
When we placed the ad in the same web page where we found Liza, Taylor our new guide saw the advert as well as Liza. Problem was Taylor was just completing her university degree and it would have meant dropping out of university to take the job so she decided not to apply. She just said to herself that this is her dream job and that she will pray that she gets it next time round. She said that she was sorely tempted to drop out of university to get the job but thankfully common sense prevailed and Taylor completed her degree. Liza was given the job and she was with us for nearly a year working with us and of course the horses. There is no doubt she was a tough act to follow as she did such a wonderful job.
When Liza told us she had to move on as university was calling to complete her MBA we cried a bit and proceeded to place another ad.
Read what happened next its incredible……..
Within six hours of us placing that ad Taylor saw it and this time with university over she was ready. She immediately responded to our advert. After a number of interviews and vetting process, which she easily passed, she was given the job and had landed her dream job.
Taylor has now joined us on the estancia after flying over from Colorado and we are very very happy we chose her and that she chose us. She is a lovely person full of enthusiasm. She has vast experience of guiding horse rides in Colorado her hometown and speaks good Spanish. She has even guided sleigh rides in the beautiful Rockie Mountains. In fact for her young age she has done loads and will be competition for the gauchos here. She has trained in foals for first saddle, leaned safety methods in horse riding and guided in various establishments in the United States,
She is so full of enthusiasm that I am sure she will be a winner here. Luckily she will be with us for the next six months and maybe longer.
Why not come and meet her and get her to take you out riding - she has the horses ready and is just waiting for you. This is glorious times to be riding out on the famous Argentine pampas with its lovely open blue skies that go on forever.
She can also arrange a sunset ride out where you will get to see the glorious sunset on horseback – what could be better
This is David Cumming alias the English Gaucho hasta la vista