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uvmmorgan Image of breeding stallion and rider The UVM Morgan Horse Farm Apprenticeship

Location:  Weybridge, Vermont.

The program offers a unique and intensive experience for interested and motivated individuals.  Apprentices spend one year living, working, and learning at this historic site, and become involved in a wide variety of overall farm operations.  The participants are urged to identify areas of personal interest for specific development.  Under staff supervision, each Apprentice is involved in the training of young Morgans in driving and riding.  Using the appropriate riding seat, each horse is developed toward its individual potential.  Apprentices are involved in foaling, the breeding of mares, and the collection of stallions.

Other Apprentice functions are to assist Farm staff in the preparation of Morgan Horses for marketing efforts such as videos and photo session, and to help in educating the 50,000 annual visitors about the history of the Farm and the versatility of the breed.  Seminars and demonstrations occur for the public throughout the year.

During their term, Apprentices participate in visits to area Morgan trainers, the Miner Institute, American Morgan Horse Association and Institute, and other equine facilities of interest.  Educational and instructional equine videos are reviewed and discussed.  Housing is provided on the Farm in a group living environment, with communal kitchen facilities.  All meals, telephone and personal expenses are the responsibility of the Apprentice.  Since Apprentices are representatives of the Farm, they are expected to adhere to the Farm's dress standards.

Upon completion of the program, the Apprentices are presented with a certificate form the University of Vermont.  The Morgan Horse Farm staff aids those who complete the program in placement and job referrals.  Many prominent individuals in today's equine industry have served as UVM Apprentices, including the Farm's current Director.  They represent a select group of individuals who sustain the legacy of this historic Farm and the Morgan breed.

Although UVM Morgan Horse Farm prefers an apprenticeship, they would be willing to discuss the possibility of an internship.  Students should contact Steve Davis at uvm.morgans@uvm.edu.

UVM Morgan Horse Farm 
RD #1, Box 196
74 Battell Drive

Weybridge, VT.  05753-9618

Phone:  (802) 388-2011
Fax:  (802) 388-0844
e-mail:  uvm.morgans@uvm.edu

Website:  http://www.uvm.edu/morgan
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