I am working to develop an Internship offering education in horsemanship, equine behavior, health and welfare, training, and handling. I believe horses, like humans, continue to learn their entire lives. I’ve started horses in their late teens who were more receptive than a younger, less mature horse.
With humans, I believe we are in a state of constant learning. In see one-do one-teach one. A great way to reinforce your experience and knowledge is to teach it to those lower on the experience hierarchy. There are countless horse people with more experience than me, but there are also countless people I eclipse in knowledge and experience. I find I improve in my skills and techniques by going over basics. There is a lot of fun to be had with ground work.
I want to be able to share my knowledge and experience without money changing hands. Any activity in a horse’s life improves their quality of life and enjoyment………and THIS is my purpose.
Now the challenge. For the past few years I’ve enjoyed having interns on staff but my program has been more fluid than formal, and I want to change that. Until I come up with a well developed program I welcome volunteers who want to come out and learn and enjoy our horses. Please let me know if you’re interested in an internship.