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Employment & Internships


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Full-time Employment

Full-time Four SixesTM Ranch jobs and employment opportunities are posted here from time to time and may include various ranch or cowboy jobs depending on seasonal needs.

For inquiries, please contact:

Joe Leathers

Ranch Manager
(806) 596-4457
6666® Ranch
Burnett Ranches, LLC
P.O. BOX 10
99 3rd Street
Guthrie, TX 79236

Available Positions

Currently, no positions are available.


The Four Sixes Ranch offers a paid internship for undergraduate college students looking to advance their knowledge and skill in the equine industry, with the potential for full-time employment if available. Whether you are interested in applying to vet school, or simply learning more of the basics of general care, reproduction, foaling, doctoring, vaccinations, and sale prep of horses; this is an internship you should consider. You will get a tremendous amount of hands-on experience and on-the-job training.

The Four Sixes Ranch has a state-of-the-art facility with advanced technology, a surgery suite and diagnostic tools to offer outside clientele and to be used on the nearly 1000+ head of horses currently on the ranch.

We stand approximately 24 stallions for on-site and cooled/shipped semen for artificial insemination, and breed around 1800+ mares annually. We are also a Select Breeders Services (SBS) affiliate lab for stallion freezing, and breed many mares throughout the season with frozen semen. Embryo transfer (fresh and vitirified transfers) are yet another service we routinely perform.

A positive attitude and good work ethic are required and in turn, we will provide a professional working and learning environment. It will be a physically demanding internship with long hours, lots of miles and hard work. But as many past interns have reported: “We have never worked so hard, but also never learned so much and had so much fun.” Average days are from 6 am to 7 pm; 6 days a week. Foaling rotations require overnight shifts. Additional requirements are the ability to lift at least 50 lbs (hay, feed sacks, foals, etc) and basic horsemanship skills in order to handle the wide variety of horses we see here at the ranch/breeding barn. Several positions are available for two different internship options. Depending on your school schedule or work availability, we can evaluate your situation on a case-by-case basis.

Interested applicants should send or e-mail a cover letter, resume and references to:

Romy Ferguson

Internship Coordinator
6666 Ranch
Burnett Ranches, LLC
P.O. BOX 130
Guthrie, TX 79236
(806) 596-4424

    Due to the volume of applications please make sure that documents uploaded include your name

    Available Positions

    Breeding/Foaling Attendant Internship

    Application deadline for the Spring 2025 Breeding/Foaling Internship is August 31, 2024

    Season: January 1-June 30 or longer (based on work performance, potential to stay through the summer)

    • Handling of mares and mares with foals for reproductive exams
    • Observe and assist foaling mares
    • Daily cleaning in the breeding barn area, lab and exam area
    • Assist resident veterinarian and staff with medical treatments/procedures
    • Administer medical treatments as prescribed
    • Assist with reproductive procedures such as breeding, lavaging, embryo flushing and transfers
    • Re-supply and restock the breeding barn and laboratory area
    • Assist farriers with trimming and shoeing

    Summer Internship

    Application deadline for the Summer 2025 Internship is December 31, 2024

    Season: May-Mid October (may vary dependent on college schedule)

    • Help finish breeding season until July 1st
    • Daily observation and general care of sale horses
    • Daily supervised grooming and exercise regime of sale horses
    • Supervised training of yearlings to walkers, wash racks and stocks
    • Halter-breaking weanlings
    • learning the ins and outs of a big horse operations/ranch
    • Assist resident veterinarian and staff with medical treatments/procedures/appointments
    • Assist resident veterinarian with surgeries
    • Assist farriers with trimming and shoeing

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