Briar Hill Farm is a mid-size and diverse facility located in central Vermont. They breed Norwegian Fjord horses and English Dales ponies. They also train horses of all breeds in riding and driving and occasionally work with "problem" horses.
Interns gain experience in breeding, barn management, handling young horses,
grooming and tacking up horses for the trainer, assist starting horses,
riding and driving, and working green horses. Students with riding experience
may also exercise horses. There are also opportunities to help with showing
at the annual Fjord show, local fun shows, or Combined Driving events.
Interns are expected to help with chores and provide hands-on work with
horses. Briar Hill offers plenty of assistance and instruction. Their trainer
is certified in TTEAM (Linda Tellington-Jones) at the top level and Centered
Riding at basic level. She has trained hundreds of horses of all breeds in
riding and drivng, teaches and gives clinics throughout the United States
Their facilities include 50 acres, several pastures and paddocks, a barn
wth 8 box round pen; 100' x 200' outdoor arena, incredible views, endless
trails, and country roads to ride on.
Room, board, and a small stipend are included. Without room/board wage
is negotiable and based upon experience. Hours are flexible. It is possible
to work out board for your horse. Expect to work hard but have fun, too.
Briar Hill Farm
1082 East Hill Road, Calais
Plainfield, VT. 05667
Phone: (802) 456-1680
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