Mane on Fire Farm, LLC is looking for a new barn manager as part of a permanent position. We work M-F most weeks, with weekends on-call. Typical workload will be ~3-4 hours a day, with busy and/or rainy days being closer to 6-8 hours. Most weeks should average out at about 20-25 hours a week. In addition to management of the farm, the barn manager will be responsible for mucking/haying/watering and horse turnout. Chores typically take an hour in the morning, though they can sometimes take up to 3-4 if horses have been in all night and the barn is a mess. The farm is arranged for efficiency, with horses having large hay feeders and water troughs on timers outside. Stall boarders are in paddocks near the barn; the muck bins are near to the barn with good footing in between. Candidates must be comfortable learning how to drive a tractor. Other tasks may include dragging the arenas and putting out more mineral mix. Very occasionally, you may get a middle-of-the-night call when all hands are needed on deck for a mare foaling out or breeding a difficult horse.
Extensive breeding farm with program from ICSI embryos, embryo flushes, frozen semen insemination through foaling, handling, starting undersaddle, to 1.25 m jumpers. Opportunities for riding, lessons, or education can be worked into the deal.
Residence available on-site, with a preference for candidates living on-site.
Options for more work: fixing hotwire, wood fence boards as needed, do online marketing/social media marketing.
Brand-new apartment being built, with temporary accommodations provided beforehand. Two-bedroom, one-bath with living room and kitchen located above new barn. Shared access to large patio, washers and dryers.
Residence provided on-site, with permanent location a brand-new apartment.
Option to bring horse.
Option for lessons.
Option for education about breeding, training, handling young horses, foaling mares out.
Option for more work as appropriate.
Medium-sized breeding farm near Dallas, TX specializing in well-bred warmbloods for the hunter and jumper disciplines. Our speciality is in upper level hunters to upper level jumpers. Such names as Balou du Rouet, Diamant de Semilly, Nimmerdor, and Cornet Obolensky can be found in the first and second generations of the horses we produce. Youngsters are raised on the farm, started undersaddle, and then brought up through the ranks. Ample opportunity exists to see the production of young sport horses in all stages, from planning to showing and sales.