Equine Breeding, Training and Management

The William H. Miner Institute


Internship: Equine Management Summer Internship
Location: Chazy, NY
Website: http://www.whminer.com/
Internship Website: http://www.whminer.com/education_seem.html
Description: Each intern will select a horse to evaluate, train, market and sell. Open to Junior and Senior year college students. Paid $2,700
Contact Information: 518-846-7121
Application Deadline: February


Al-Marah Arabians


Internship: Al-Marah Apprenticeship Program
Website: http://www.al-marah.com/
Description: After the completion of the program the apprentice is a certified horse person with an emphasis in either training or management/breeding. Graduates of the Al-Marah Apprentice Program can be found in training and breeding positions on the best horse farms in the country.
Timeframe: 2 years
Contact Information:

Al-Marah Arabians
4101 North Bear Canyon Road
Tucson, Arizona 85749-8640
Phone: 520.749.1162
Fax: 520.749.2572
al-marah@att.net



Sombrero Ranches


Position: Wrangler at Sombrero Ranches
Website: www.sombrero.com
Description: Sombrero is the largest guest horse operation in the country, currently running around 1500 head. The company has been around for over 50 years and is still owned by the same family. Each year, several of our stables hire people from around the country to come spend a summer in Colorado working with horses. Each stable takes guests out on trail rides in the Rocky Mountains and maintains a herd of up to 150 horses at a time. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in a summer job or an internship. We are currently accepting applications for the summer 2012 season. You can go to www.sombrero.com and print an application (I will also attach the application). When applying, please include a paper (just a couple paragraphs or so) describing your past experience with horses. Let us know if you have spent any time teaching children or adults how to ride. Let us know how long you have ridden, what kind of riding you have done, what kind of work you have done with horses, and if you have ever owned horses. Or if there is anything else you would like to include, please do! I would recommend including a full length photo, so we have a face to place with your application. I would also either include a couple of letters of recommendation or some contacts of previous employers, teachers, etc. to use as a reference. You should use someone who can attest to your ability to work with horses and people.
Time Frame: Most wranglers stay for about a 75 to 90 day period. The later you can stay in the summer, the better. Just remember that when putting in your available dates. There is possible opportunity for a couple of wranglers to stay for a year.
Housing and Transportation: Living quarters and meals are provided, and are not deducted from your pay.
Salary: Paid
Contact Information: Please send applications directly to our stable address in Estes Park:

Estes Park Stables
970-556-4577
estes@sombrero.com

Application Deadline: We ask that you try to have applications in around early February, as we try to have all hiring done by March. There is no real deadline, so feel free to send in an application at any time, but often spots will fill up by mid-March for the summer.



Draft Horse Management Internship


Website: www.prophetstown.org
Description: This program is open to anyone seeking extensive hands-on experience in one or more areas of the draft horse business. Because it was designed to supplement college level curriculum it is best suited for upperclassmen or recent graduates. Three sections are offered within the Spring, Summer, and Fall and all have different focuses geared towards those seasons within the industry. Topics covered are those such as breeding and foaling, agricultural aspects, and preparation of young horses for sales, prospects, and buying and selling.
Timeframe: Session I Spring: January 10 – June 30, Session II Summer: April 10 – September 30, and Session III Fall: July 10 – October 31
Cost/Attendance: A total of $2,000 is due at the end of orientation week for this program, but housing is available along with a guaranteed paid 48 hour work week.
Contact Information:

Lauren Eastman
livestockmgr@prophetstown.org

Application Deadline: Spring Session – October 1, Summer Session – January 1, Fall Session April 1



Internship: Breeding/Foaling Attendant Internship


Website: http://www.6666ranch.com/about-6666-ranch/employment/internships.html
Description: The 6666 Ranch offers a paid internship for undergraduate college students looking to advance their knowledge and skill in the equine industry, with the potential for full time employment if available. Whether you are interested in applying to vet school, or simply learn more of the basics on general care, reproduction, foaling, doctoring, vaccinations and sale prep of horses; this is an internship you should consider. You will get a tremendous amount of hands on experience and on the job training.

  • Handling of mares and mares with foals for reproductive exams
  • Observe and assist foaling mares
  • Daily cleaning in breeding barn area, lab and exam area
  • Assist resident veterinarian and staff with medical treatments/procedures
  • Assist with reproductive procedures such as breeding, lavaging; embryo flushing and transfers
  • Assist farriers with trimming and shoeing

Timeframe: Season: January 1-June or longer (based on work performance, potential to stay through the summer) Applications due in August of previous year.
Contact Information: Interested applicants should send or e-mail a cover letter, resume and references to:

Trish Jones
Internship Coordinator
c/o 6666 Ranch
P.O. Box 130


Internship: Sales Prep Technician Internship (Racing Quarter Horse Yearlings)


Website: http://www.6666ranch.com/about-6666-ranch/employment/internships.html
Description: The 6666 Ranch offers a paid internship for under graduate college students looking to advance their knowledge and skill in the equine industry, with the potential for full time employment if available. Whether you are interested in applying to vet school, or simply learn more of the basics on general care, reproduction, foaling, doctoring, vaccinations and sale prep of horses; this is an internship you should consider. You will get a tremendous amount of hands on experience and on the job training.

  • Daily observation and general care of sale horses
  • Daily grooming and exercise regime of sale horses
  • Supervised training of yearlings to walkers, wash rack and stocks
  • Gentling and basic training of sales yearlings
  • Assist resident veterinarian and staff with medical treatment/procedures
  • Assist farriers with trimming and shoeing

Timeframe: Season: May-August/September(may vary dependent on college schedule)
Contact Information: Interested applicants should send or e-mail a cover letter, resume and references to:

Trish Jones
Internship Coordinator
c/o 6666 Ranch
P.O. Box 130

Application Deadline: March for the coming fall.


Internship: McQuay Stables


Website: http://www.mcquaystables.com/wp/contact-us/internship-info/
Description: McQuay Stables is proud to offer a selective internship program to people who meet the required standards. Our program offers a finite number of positions in the Hunter and Jumper, Reining, Breeding and office sections of McQuay Stables. The Breeding department offers one Spring and one Summer internship per year. Breeding interns will learn about the Horse Breeding business, as well as gain hands-on experience with stallions, mares, and foals. The interns that are involved with either the Hunters and Jumpers or the Reiners will interact with and learn about both types of riding.
Contact Information: Check out the webpage for more information on contact information and e-mail contacts.
Phone: 940-437-2470


Friesians of Majesty


Internship/Apprenticeship: Friesian Breeding & Training Farm
Location: Townshend, Vermont
Job Type: Clinic and Chores
Job Description: Come join our staff for a full-time breeding and training apprenticeship or internship. Your experiences will include nutrition, aiding and learning to ultra-sound, learning how to match mare and stallion based on pedigrees, conformation, movement and temperament, assisting with processes, mare and foal care, foaling and imprinting. We have a certified breeding technician on site to implement all parts of our breeding program, including ultra-sounding, stallion collection, inseminations, embryo flushes and transfers. Students are required to have horse handling skills and basic equine first aid. Internship/Apprenticeship duties also include participation in barn processes, procedures, and management. Daily chores including feeding, cleaning, grooming and general barn organization are required. Contact Information:

Robert Labrie
185 Maggie Ladd Rd.
Townshend, Vermont 05353
Telephone: 802-365-7526
robertLabrie@friesiansofmajesty.com

Application Deadline:n/a – we have an established intern program
Minimum Qualifications: Students are required to have intermediate horse handling skills and basic equine first aid. Riding skills are not required for the position.
Wage, Salary, Benefits Description: Accommodations: Living quarters with other interns, internet, TV, washer and dryer. Small stipend for food is given weekly for apprenticeships. Benefits: Internships are for college credit. Opportunities to take lessons with our classical dressage instructor and driving lessons with the owner.
The Facility: Exclusive 650-acre Friesian horse facility. We are the largest Friesian farm in North America with some of the top horses in the country. Through our program, we offer internships and apprenticeships in breeding and training, riding and driving as well as equine management, starting green horses and preparation for keurings and shows. Our breeding program is thorough and completely on site, with a certified breeding technician on staff who does all ultra-sounds, collections, inseminations, embryo flushes and transfers. We also host clinics and women’s camps throughout the year, along with lessons in both riding and driving, guest house rentals, performances and weddings. We specialize in dressage and have an excellent classical dressage trainer on staff that will help you with your riding.
Application Requirements (resume, cover letter, etc.): Please submit a resume, three school or employment references, and a cover letter to include your equine goals in the industry, work ethic, and how you can contribute to the farm. Please send to robertLabrie@friesiansofmajesty.com
Major(s): Equine Industries