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Equine Apprenticeship/Internship at Top Friesian Farm

Townshend, Vermont 05353
United States



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Date Posted: 05/03/2019 | Last Updated: 05/03/2019

Categories: Rider - dressage, Working Student
Positions Available: Full Time, Temporary
Annual Salary Range: Not Specified
Minimum Education Level: High School
Horse Breeds Associated With This Job: Friesian
Languages Required: English
Drivers license required? No
Commercial drivers license required? No
Own car required? No
Pets allowed? No
Non-smokers required? No
Live on site? Yes
Will pay to relocate? No
Height/Weight Specifications
(For riding positions only)
Height:   ft    in
Weight:   lbs
About The Facility
Friesians of Majesty, a beautiful 650 acre breeding and training equestrian farm in Vermont, has open spots for motivated apprentices to learn and work with top quality Friesian horses.
Job Description
This is an unique opportunity to learn about many facets of the horse industry in one place. Learning opportunities vary by year and season.
They include breeding activities such as stallion collection, processing semen, ultra-sounding mares, foaling out mares, imprinting babies, embryo transfer assistance; equine husbandry such as proper care and feeding for different weather situations, age groups, genders, type of work the horse is in, proper shelter needs, how to communicate with horses; proper dressage riding techniques; training young horses; carriage and sleigh driving; showing and correct grooming techniques.

The work on a horse farm is always different from day to day depending on the season and duties vary in nature. All tasks have horses and their care in focus.
Time is split between daily barn chores and new learning experiences.
Nearly everything is taught on the job and the apprentices assist and if possible, later performs the task on their own.

Work duties change and expand with the growing knowledge of the apprentices and their own abilities and interests. We ensure a minimum of 20 hours a week of learning and on the job training.

The average work day consists of 8 work hours but due to the nature of a horse farm longer days are possible and to be expected for example during foaling and events. Those days offer unique learning experiences for the apprentice and additional hours of instruction.

No matter what facet of the industry you are looking to be part of, this experience will help to make you a valuable and employable asset for the horse industry.
Job Requirements
The most important qualifications for this job are the desire to learn and a strong work ethic. We work 6 days a week including some early and late feedings to give our horses the best possible care.

We accommodate different individual starting dates year round. One year stays are preferred, shorter stays considered for the right individual.
Benefits
Benefit is working along and learning from top professionals of the Equine world and high quality horses through all dressage levels.

Compensation includes free dormitory style housing shared between usually 6 apprentices and interns, utilities and amenities included (Wifi, TV, telephone, access to washer/dryer) as well as a $100 weekly stipend.
The monetary stipend is only given when committing to a one year stay through all seasons.
Description of Housing Provided
Dormitory style shared housing between usually 6 apprentices/interns. This includes a full kitchen. Everything is equipped and fully furnished.
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