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Miner Institute -- Summer Experience in Equine Management

Location:  Chazy, New York.

The emphasis of this paid summer internship is the management of a commercial equine facility and improved horse handling and training skills. Students will learn ground training techniques including halter breaking, lungeing, longlining, and ground driving. The versatility of the Morgan and varied ages and abilities of horses at Miner Institute allow for students to experience many different disciplines to varying degrees: saddleseat, huntseat, dressage, western pleasure and driving. Students become proficient at stallion handling, semen collection, and processing as well as broodmare management. Students will have an opportunity to participate in other Miner Farm operations including milking, pasture management, and a variety of field work activities. All students will be asked to work long hours on occasion, but no more so than would normally be expected on a busy farm. Students work approximately every other weekend.

This program is available to agriculture and life science students in their junior or senior years of study. The number of students for the Equine Management program is limited to ensure the intensity of this "hands-on" experience. Equine Management applicants must be at least intermediate riders. Students are encouraged, but not required, to register for college credit at their home institution.

Applicants are required to provide the following:
  • Completed Summer experience application
  • A copy of college transcript, does not have to be official
  • Two letters of recommendation, one must be from a previous employer
  • Letter outlining career goals and reasons for application
  • Short video of you riding (DVD, MPG digital clip, or link to online video)

Karen Lasell
Equine Manager
Miner Institute
PO Box 90

Chazy, New York 12921 

Phone:  (518) 846-7121, ext. 120
Fax:  (518) 846-8445/7774

Internship information:
Testimonial: Claire Gebben
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