The goal of the student internship program is to give students the opportunity to have hands-on horse management training and skills that can be used in the barn and in the future.
Each day, interns are given activities that are involved with the daily operations of an equine facility. This may include assisting barn staff with equine health care, grooming school horses (clipping, pulling the mane, trimming whiskers, etc.), afternoon hay and feed, barn maintenance, as well as possible opportunities to assist with the veterinarian, farrier, dentist and massage therapist.
Help New Students
Interns also help new students and beginner riders learn to tack up, untack and groom their horses properly. These activities are taught and explained first before an intern will be expected to do them independently.
Each month, interns put together a schedule of work days with a minimum of 30 hours per trimester in total.
Applying to the Program
Interns must apply to the program and be accepted and approved before joining.