The EPI Working Student program has an opening for the Fall/Winter season. If you like to be outside and around horses, this program offers an opportunity to trade ranch work for horsemanship lessons or horse development.
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Ready to accelerate your horsemanship journey? The EPI Working Student program exposes you to more than a dozen equine personalities, providing an opportunity to learn and practice a wide variety of skills and strategies as you participate in the day-to-day operations of a working horse ranch.
Our working students learn horse-keeping from a natural perspective that respects equine psychology and priorities and results in happy, confident, contented horses. The standard to-do list includes feeding, watering, and cleaning pens. Other duties vary to give students a chance to be involved in all aspects of professional ranch management. The working student program includes a morning shift and an evening shift, two days per week. Each shift takes about three hours.
Preference is given to Parelli students of any level. A “job share” with a morning shift person and an evening person is possible. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (530) 559-1602 for more information.
If you’re wondering how a natural horsemanship ranch differs from other ranches, here’s an example of the kinds of things we do at EPI:
Atwood Ranch Naturally is hiring individuals experienced in horse health and reproduction (levels 2/3) to assist with herd health and maintenance, foaling out, reproduction, feeding, nutrition, and mare and foal handling under the guidance of the on-site veterinarian and horse developer. They are also offering apprenticeships (levels 3/4) in the Parelli Pre-School Program, working closely with Jake Shoemark, the Head of Horse Development. The ranch is located near Orland, in northern California. For more information, please visit the Atwood Ranch Naturally website.
At Equine Partners, Inc, we have a part-time position available in our Working Student Program. Our working students learn all aspects of horsekeeping from a natural perspective while participating in the day-to-day operations of a working horse ranch. Students interact with more than a dozen horses (and two miniature donkeys), gaining experience with different equine personalities while building confidence, communication, and leadership skills.
The EPI Working Student Program gives preference to Parelli students of any level — including Level 1! You don’t need a lot of previous experience, but you must be dedicated to learning natural horsemanship. For more information, read the full Working Student Program description and then give me a call at (530) 559-1602.