Current Job Openings
~ This position will be coming available this spring to start March 15th - April 1st ~
We are looking to hire a full time barn manager / personal assistant, for a small program.
We are ideally looking for an individual who is interested in a future in sales.
This is a full time position that requires 45-60 hours weekly, 5/6 days a week.
Every week you will get at least one full day off, and most weeks you will also get one short/half day.
💲 Pay is based on experience and starts at $12-$15 an hour, with regular pay evaluations/raises. 💲
Long term pay in this position, is typically at $20-$25 is an hour
In the past we have had most ladies work this position for 1.5-3 years, on their way to transitioning to doing full time sales.
Solid basic horsemanship - at a level where you can be around a rotating set of sale horses, safely
Able to do chores daily - 6-8 stalls, feeding, giving supplements, watering
Help assist vet, farrier, chiro, dentist, and photographers/videographers appointments ON TIME
Able to groom well, clip, bathe.
Ability to follow a schedule, work on your own, and manage your own time well
Competent safe driver, good license, and clean driving record
Basic riding ability
Must have a clean background check and willing to submit to random drug screens.
Must have current health insurance (we can help you with this, if needed)
If you have extensive previous experience, and also excellent references of your previous successful work doing several of these skills, then pay may be able to start at $17-$20 an hour:
Consistently healthy, reliable, punctual, prepared, well rested, and always on time
Horsemanship at a level where most rides you can improve most horses
Excellent skills in demonstrating and showing horses
Experience selling horses through sales
Experience teaching riding lessons
Doctoring and vet tech skills
Loading/hauling horses and extensive driving experience
Advanced Equine photography/videography experience
Experience coaching/teaching/tutoring children
This position is an excellent opportunity, designed to set you up as a future sale horse professional, and to provide you with invaluable in-person, hands-on experience in this field. This position pays well, but the majority of the opportunity while working this position, is in the knowledge that you will learn - and the path forward long term, into a full time sales position. This position will provide you with valuable, real-life experience doing what it really takes to do this for a living. From what we post online, it may appear that we just ride absolutely incredible, gorgeous, fancy trained exceptional horses - in tropical glam environments, with our nicest clothes starched, and our hair and make up done,...but there is a whole lot more that goes on behind the scenes in this job! This position is a ton of fun, and we do get to do some amazing things with exceptional horses, and we get to meet some really cool and unique people.
However, there is a ton of hard, mundane, routine work every single day, that goes on behind the scenes.
If you are well qualified for this position, we will work with you towards being in a position of doing primarily sales.
For most well-qualified individuals, moving into sales full time, will take 1.5-2 years.
Must be personable and kind. Someone with past retail or customer experience would be ideal.
Must possess very solid basic horsemanship skills, and not be a liability to our horses, others, or your own safety - around a new set of rotating sale horses. We can not babysit you on your basics, while also grooming you to be a salesman. All applicants will be screened and your safety and basic horsemanship will be evaluated. You must be extremely solid in your basics, very self aware, and have a keen sense of risk management, for you to be a successful fit for this position.
Must be available full time, a minimum of 5/6 days a week, for regular 45-60 hour weeks. You will get a day off every week, and most weeks, also work a short/half day.
This is a full time position, time off can be scheduled in the summer, but not from Jan-May or from Sep-Nov.
Our slower months are June, July, August, and we try to take some limited time off for Christmas/New Years.
Must be reasonably physically fit. This is a physically demanding job, you must care for yourself as a professional athlete would, to be successful in this position.
Your work will be split pretty evenly into ¼ sales/riding/videos/appointments, ¼ barn chores, ¼ personal assistant work, and ¼ barn management work.
As you move towards a primarily sales position, more of your work will be barn management, riding, sale pictures and videos, and assisting with sales appointments.
On-site housing is often available - but living on site is not a requirement of this position long term.
We have a private efficiency barn apartment, a shared living bunkhouse, and a private cabin on site.
The on site housing is only available for someone who appreciates the privacy offered here, and is a quiet, private, low visitor traffic tenant.
There are also many great affordable home rentals, apartments, air B and Bs, and also a great long-term living hotel option that are all within 3-15 minutes of the ranch, if you prefer to have your own housing that is separate from the ranch.
📲📞Serious inquiries ONLY call Ashley at 214-605-7174 📲📞
🏜 🌎🌵~ Located in Weatherford, TX ~ West of Fort Worth, TX 🌵🌎🏜
🛫🛳🚂 one hour west of Dallas / Fort Worth International airport~ 🛫🚂🛳
~ we consider new hires for all positions, and new interns every single month! ~ If interested in applying, please fill out the form above!
On-site housing options
We currently have a caretakers barn apartment, power/water hookups, and 2 houses at Buster Ranch.
I house is often set up as a bunkhouses and used for short-term housing for interns, exchange students, and overnight on the weekends for lesson program students (both youths and adults.) There are beds for 3-6 in the bunkhouse. The bunkhouse's intended use is to provide overnight housing for students, interns, and temporary/transitional housing.
These houses are generally not available to be rented as private long-term housing solutions for employees, unless you meet the income requirements, rental/credit history/references, and are also able to cover the up front deposits required.
We do also have a private barn managers apartment which is currently set up as a sales office, which could possibly be available for long term private housing, for the right well-qualified individual.
The shared bunkhouse style temporary housing available, is only a perk of the job, and it is not intended to be long-term personal or private housing for any individual worker. Living on site in a bunkhouse, is a job perk that is available for certain positions. Living on site, is not a requirement of the job. This housing is often used in transition for new hires, and can help substantially financially if you are relocating to the area. There are many private personal housing options available here locally, in Weatherford and in Mineral Wells, we encourage everyone working here, to plan to get their own separate private housing off of the ranch, as a long term living solution.
The bunkhouses / barn apartment / barn office/ kitchen use, does have STRICT rules which are enforced:
1. NO VISITORS unless approved - Period. Our facility is a gated, secured, private facility, and ALL visitors, must be arranged through the barn manager. In most cases, if a visitor is approved, an ID, and picture of vehicle and license plate, is required to be on file.
If you are invited to stay in the apartment of the bunkhouse housing, you are NOT welcome to invite others on to the private property, or to stay here - without prior approval.
2. DOGS: Dogs and other pets are not welcome in the housing or on our facility. If a dog is allowed on the ranch, it is to be on a leash, or in a dog yard at all times, no exceptions. PLEASE DO NOT turn your dog loose on our manicured lawns or business areas to relieve itself, or turn it loose in our horse pastures, horse pens, arenas, or barns. We have a strict policy regarding loose dogs for the safety of our horses, children, customers, workers, vets, farriers, and dentists.
Loose dogs are absolutely not welcome here, or tolerated.
3. SHARED KITCHENS: Never eat food that you did not purchase. Always clean up after yourself. Never leave your used dirty dishes or cookware in the sink. If you use it, then wash it and dry it, and put it away, immediately after use.
NO DRUGS OR ALCHOLOL ARE ALLOWED IN BUNKHOUSES OR BARN OFFICE / BARN KITCHEN /SALES OFFICE
- no exceptions -
4. HOURS Be respectful of others sleeping. Lights out and quiet time from 9PM to 7AM.
5. POWER: Very simple, if you turn it on, then simply turn it back off.
The facility where we are currently located comfortably accommodates 25-35 but can house up to 50 head, and is almost always FULL with a large waiting list. Because of this, opportunities to bring personal, non-sale horses to our facility are extremely limited, and are handled on a case by case basis.
It is absolutely a possibility, for the right intern or employee, to bring horses.
Cost per horse varies from $150-$750 monthly, depending on the care situation - whether in large group pasture turnout, private run with shelter, shed-row barn, or in the fitting / show barn. Not all care options are always available.
Self care options are only available to someone working full time, and living on-site
Additional/extra vehicle and trailer parking is also possibly available - for a monthly fee.
The property backs up to hiking trails and is a mile from a trail head that goes to Fort Worth and the Chisolm Trails. We are in a gorgeous part of the world, in premier horse country. Here in North Texas, every single weekend and most evenings there are many close local opportunities to practice, compete, attend clinics, and large events.