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Our equestrian facility is looking for an intern for the summer OR someone available to work limited hours in the mornings 4-5 days a week in exchange for room and board.
The house is a nice sized 2 bedroom, and you would have your own private room and bathroom. There are 3 indoor/outdoor cats that live in the house and 2 medium sized dogs. Other dogs welcome (so long as they all get along). A cat might be difficult, unless it stayed in your room. This offer is for June through Mid September, with specifics flexible and the possibility to stay longer if everything is working out.
The farm is small, about 40 acres and maybe 20 horses. Unlike traditional farms, we train using positive reinforcement and behavioral science. Two of us work on the farm, but I will be away for much of this time period on tour, hence why we need a little help those months. We can set this up super flexible around whatever other work you do. Usually it takes a 2-4 hours each morning to feed the horses, so our ideal set up would be someone able to work 4-5 mornings a week taking care of the horses for an average of 3 hours a morning. Things can also be set up in the evening if someone prefers to work less in the morning. We are also open to an intern that wants to work more hours in exchange for more time learning about horse training and how to implement positive reinforcement with horses. This person would then get to spend time working with the horses and learning from the specialists we have come to the farm. (And for someone wanting to intern that doesn't need a place to stay, we can also set that up and do have the option to board a horse here).
Here is our ad for an INTERN
We are accepting applications for Summer Interns!!
👉 We are looking for someone 16 years old or older, physically capable of lots of walking and able to lift 50 lbs. A basic knowledge of (or desire to learn about) behavioral science and positive reinforcement is essential.
Familiarity with horses is a bonus, but as a non traditional farm we are more than willing to teach our unique way of handling the horses force free. They will not find any whips, bits, spurs, stud chains, twitches or anything similar that they might encounter at a traditional facility. 🦄🌟🌟🌟
The position will entail helping a flexible 5 days a week with various farm chores for 5-6 hours each day. These chores include daily care of the horses such as feeding, watering, giving hay, cleaning stalls (minimal, unless inclement weather), grooming, weeding, mowing, and assisting with any other projects as they come up. In exchange for this, our intern will receive daily lessons in positive reinforcement horse training set to their skill level and are allowed to audit any other lessons & group classes. Some upcoming classes include Horsekeeping, Equine Ethology & Psychology, First Aid, and an introduction to Behavior Analysis.
Our daily lessons also cover general horse psychology to help our students understand why a horse does what it does and how to read their body language and facial expressions.
🐴💗😎While we are a horse farm and we do have some horses that get ridden, our focus is not on riding and this is not a riding position, though it will include some riding as circumstance allow. Interns are also encouraged to observe our farrier, chiropractor and osteopath any time they are on site and working on the horses.
⭐️😁Overall, we want someone with a positive attitude that is fascinated by all the little nuances of behavioral science.
👉👀We are located 40 minutes from downtown austin and 20 minutes from several wonderful nature parks, so there's plenty to explore when not helping out on the farm.
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