Unique opportunity for intern or apprentice WITH riding experience interested in learning to use Positive Reinforcement Technique (PRT) to train reining horses. This apprenticeship could eventually evolve into an assistant reining horse trainer position.
Positive reinforcement training (PRT) is a proven method for teaching horses of any age or discipline to learn the same things they would learn through traditional training. Through the use of a marker signal, the trainer can get a "head start" on some trained behaviors, which ordinarily aren't taught to a horse until they are under saddle. In addition, PRT can be used to enhance, reinforce, or retrain horses that have already been trained through traditional methods. Though the farm raises and trains reining horses, this strategy is effective with all equine disciplines.
There is no tuition, no books or dormitory expenses. Living arrangements on the farm will be provided as part of the internship. Interns will be given a small stipend per week for spending money. The intern/apprentice must be 18 years of age or older and be willing to learn all aspects of horse management. Duties of the intern will include tasks such as starting colts, riding older horses, and assisting the barn manager in feeding watering, cleaning, medicating, grooming, lunging, and clipping. For the right person the job could include some showing at the NRHA Rookie Prof/LTD Open level.
The owner of the farm is the coordinator of an Equine Education program offered by a community college three miles from the farm. Interns will be involved in assisting the coordinator in some of the aspects of the college program.
Please email us information about you and your experience with horses. A short resume and a list of references is required. e-mail:
mailing adress:  
2905 Clifford Street
Alvin, Texas  77511