Working Student Program

Horsemanship doesn’t have to be expensive. Give us your commitment, and we will give you the rest.

We welcome qualified students starting at age 10 through their first postsecondary year to apply to our Working Student Program. We look for applicants who may be at risk and love horses and are driven to learn about riding and caring for them. Students must supply their own ASTM/SEI-approved riding helmet. We provide all other equipment and tack.

We pair students with their own horse and teach them all aspects of horsemanship. We instruct, monitor, and supervise our students closely. They are responsible for their horses, including grooming and exercising, cleaning stalls and tack, barn management, and limited aspects of supervised veterinary care.

Our students work with their horses four days a week, one weekend day, and three days after school. Each student keeps a log of his or her horse’s care. We also encourage our students to participate in 4-H, USEF- and USDF-sanctioned events, clinics, workshops, horse shows, academic competitions, and community service.

Our Working Student Program provides a safe space for our students to learn, develop, and grow. Key outcomes include relationship-building skills, personal responsibility, self-confidence, and healthy stress relief.