Someone who is EXPERIENCED in starting horses with ground training to move on to saddle training. Someone who would like to build on their knowledge or to start a career working with horses. Interns will be given a list of horses that they will be working with and what the goals are. We are looking for someone for 3-6 months, prefer 6 mo to get into working routine.
We do not use harsh training methods or harsh tack here. No abuse is tolerated.
Someone who can work with the horses getting them ready for adoption. This is to include--teaching haltering, leading, picking up feet for farrier, grooming, bathing, lunging where able, getting used to tack, desensitizing, trailer loading and more. Backing them if experienced. Opportunity to learn, build your confidence, help horses that ordinarily would not have a second chance at life. We do a lot of medical here and you can gain insight into this by being here also. We are like "family" here, community where we all work together. We need someone we can trust with the care of our horses and be in our home.
Someone with initiative and organized, people skills, not afraid of physical work. Someone who can work independently-- no hand holding. No princesses or entitled attitudes - We don't do drama. Someone 19 or older, single. Proper barn attire MANDATORY. No alcohol/drugs allowed on property. Must be early riser to feed then move on to barn chores, grooming, tacking, exercising horses, etc.
Someone with basic knowledge of feeding, lounging, starting ground work, desensitizing, exercise riding, training and handling horses. Someone willing to work with young horses, inexperienced horses. Someone with people skills who can work with the volunteers who come here to learn. Must know how to clean tack and tack horses. Must use leg wraps/polos/boots when exercising horses. If you can teach driving/long lines that is a huge plus.
Dorm type room--one for girls, one for boys, full bath in hall, bathroom supplies, laundry supplies, meals, snacks, etc. Free Room/Board/Meals Free wi-fi. Dorm type room. Full bath in hallway, you must keep it clean as it is our "Guest" bath also. 5 miles from town, shopping.
Will pick up from airport. Can assist with transport to town. Must clean own dishes, cooking area. Will be on rotating bathroom cleaning schedule. You are required to vacuum/hoover your room and clean weekly.
Benefit from helping horses have a second chance at life as well as helping others learn. Work reference for those who stay for a minimum of 3 months. Opportunity to work with various breeds, temperaments, levels of training and more. A way to challenge yourself to build on skills you want to develop. Can take riding lessons on Dressage horse to improve riding or stay current from Gran Prix level instructor.
**UPDATED** SEPT, 2018: This is a great place for anyone who is serious about helping horses and people to get a second chance at life. You are provided a nice place to stay on site and are treated more like a family member than staff. As the barn manager or trainee you will get the chance to work with a lot of horses which need bringing up and training without the pressure or extreme conditions found when working at a show stables. The work is easy, fun and flexible. Lots of Rescue horses come and go and just need a dedicated person willing to work hard, manage the stables and spend the extra time giving them love and attention. The horses are all quiet and friendly and the people and staff are just as kind. You wont find a better place than Horse Feathers to work if you are looking for great company, a wonderful learning experience and a place to call home. I first came to Horse Feathers in 2012 and have since returned in 2018 to give clinics here. I am now an FEI II Coach and have noticed huge upgrades in the facility. There is a decent sized riding arena, round pen and stables and even a heated / air conditioned classroom! You bring to the table whatever ideas and skills you want, this is the place to test yourself as a leader and put your horse knowledge to good use! I would recommend this place highly as its a very rewarding experience to have your passion result in the rehoming of adoptable horses that get a second chance at life![Deleted] 6/30/2012
This is a great place to practice your skills. If you have a lot of knowledge and experience you will get a lot of opportunities to work with horses getting a second chance at life, including riding and training as well as working with vet, farrier, and dentist to make sure the horses have the best care. Even if you have limited or no horse experience they are very happy to teach you and you will learn a lot! People are very inviting and a close community, they have wonderful people come in to help as well as people on site. You get out what you put in, so if you want to learn a ton this is a great place to put in solid effort.[Deleted] 9/21/2018
Horse Feathers is an equine rehabilitation center. We are a 501c3 non profit. We are looking for someone to help here at the facility with intakes of horses who need help in rehab, training. Perfect position for someone willing to give horses a second chance and try them out for various jobs Eng/Wes/Dressage
This is a position that would be a wonderful learning opportunity for anyone wanting to pursue their own career in the equestrian industry. Opportunity for riding lessons to develop clientele and training horses to be adopted. Room/Board/Meals here in main house. Opportunity to attend clinics when held here.
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