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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
UVM Morgan Horse Farm
RD #1, Box 196
74 Battell Drive
Weybridge, VT. 05753-9618
Phone: (802) 388-2011
Fax: (802) 388-0844
Testimonial: not available
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