Animal Ride Attendant

Assist patrons to mount and ride animals.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$16,000 – $26,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Animal Ride Attendants do?

Assists patrons to mount and ride animals, collects payment for ride, and attends animals in amusement facility: Selects animal to be ridden on basis of size and age of patron. Accepts payment for ride. Assists patron to mount and ride animal, performing tasks, such as lifting child into saddle, explaining safe riding techniques, leading animal, and observing patron to detect uneasiness or handling difficulty. Attends animals, performing tasks, such as harnessing, saddling, feeding, watering, grooming, observing symptoms of illness, and cleaning stable. May be designated according to type of animal ridden as Pony-Ride Attendant.

Should I be an Animal Ride Attendant?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Animal Rides Manager, Ice Rink Attendant, Pony-Ride Attendant, Ride Attendant, Rides Attendant

    How to become an Animal Ride Attendant

    Most Animal Ride Attendants have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%2899%25%29||associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,99,99
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