Miner Institute -- Summer Experience in Equine Management
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)
Chazy, New York 12921
Phone: (518) 846-7121, ext. 120
Internship information: http://whminer.org/education_seem.html
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