Educational internships are available to high school and college students in areas including Horsemanship, Farm Management, and Business Innovations. AFTER the Track’s Board of Directors includes experts in business, higher education, organizational leadership, law and finance as well as the Thoroughbred industry, and offer sound guidance in developing these programs. We all stand ready to help others who would like to learn aspects of our model.
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Horsemanship: Interns learn the Holistic Retraining Process for OTTBs, including the selection of horses, introduction to farm life, health and nutrition, ground work, massage and body work, safety, basic dressage, jumping, trail riding, and beginning competition.
Business Innovations: Interns participate in selected activities such as fundraising, marketing, grant seeking writing, networking, outreach, tours, documentation, public relations, coordinating volunteers, screening applicants for adoptions, etc.
Horse Farm Management: Interns acquire skills in such areas as barn and pasture management and maintenance, equipment and machinery use, setting up dressage arenas and jump courses, transporting horses, equine nutrition, stable management, horse care, scheduling and handling for veterinarians and farriers, health and safety practices.
We work with each intern and their educational advisors, if desired, to establish measurable learning outcomes and specific action plans. We endeavor to provide each intern with opportunities that will augment their educational curriculum and enable then to meet their individualized goals. As a 501 (3) (C) organization, we are unable to pay our interns.
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