Maverick Horseback Riding

Lockhart, Texas

Deadline Mar 01, 2020
Job Type Full Time

Ranch Manager Busy, public horseback riding/training facility looking for responsible/dependable/professional, full-time, year-round Ranch Manager for mid-size trail-riding company. The person holding this position is primarily responsible for the function of the ranch facilities. 

Ranch Manager: The ideal candidate would have some maintenance or property management background with a good understanding of existing skills and limitations, willingness to learn, significant experience with horses, and be a cheerful member of a team as well as a self-starter. Some hands on help with facility grooming & animal care/maintenance is expected.  Must be willing to be on call for after-hours emergencies. Working on weekends and holidays is required.This position requires the applicant to submit a resume and an introductory letter including personal/professional goals for 1, 5, and 8 years.

Competitive salary plus living quarters. Position requires living on the property full time. About Maverick Horseback Riding

The Maverick vision is to foster a generation of children who feel inspired and empowered to protect Texas waterways.  

Our mission is to restore and protect Texas waterways, where people of all walks of life may come together to learn and employ real working skills, experience emotional refuge through the labors of ecological restoration and relish in the joy of bonding with animals and each other.

Advanced education opportunities available for the right candidate. Option to bring a horse for the right candidate. Maverick Horseback Riding also upholds a tradition of promoting service to others as a critical component of higher education. 

Primary Purpose

The role of ranch manager is property management as it relates to horses, riding, programming involving horses, and best practices for horse keeping.


  • Biweekly feed runs, in conjunction with Barn Manager
  • Check, fill and scrub water troughs as needed
  • Keep truck maintenance up to date
  • Maintain integrity of pastures and land, honoring mixed herd rotational grazing and ecological restoration practices 
  • Repair all fences
  • Prep barn and equipment when extreme temperatures occur
  • Track and schedule vet, farrier, dental, chiropractic and other horse care appointments
  • Attend leadership and staff development trainings
  • Maintain cleanliness, appearance and organization of barn, pastures, arenas, all ranch vehicles and equipment
  • Daily checks of fences and gates for safety and proper working order as well as electric fence boxes
  • Monthly checks and maintenance of farm equipment including filling truck and UTV with gasoline/oil


  • Education and/or the equivalent experience of a 4-year degree in Equine Studies
  • Horse & Ranch ownership or primary caretaker for a minimum of 3 years
  • Three years or more professional work in horse industry
  • Three or more years horse training experience through approved resistance-free training methods

Work Location:

  • One primary location, some day travel


  • Flexible schedule, 1-2 full weekdays off a week, which may shift if necessary. Position requires on-call for emergency situations.

Hours per week:

  • 55-75

Typical start time:

  • 7:30am

Typical end time:

  • 7:30pm


Please send resume and a coverletter to The more you tell us about YOU, the better!

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View from our Bluff Top. Uploaded by Maverick Horseback Riding
View from our Bluff Top. Uploaded by Maverick Horseback Riding