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Jr Apprentice Program

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Our Jr Apprentices are at the heart of learning at the ranch. 

We are excited to spend more time growing skills with our apprentices in the coming year, and are offering a new specialized program, for the duration of the year, weekly in summer and in three semesters through the school year, October to December, January to March & April to June. 

Our Jr Apprentices are:

  • Good riders who want to become great riders

  • Communicative and helpful to other riders

  • Interested in learning about & assisting with horse training

  • Available to volunteer

  • Able to complete tasks as assigned, reporting back as appropriate.

  • Age 10+, Proficient at walk, trot, canter, bridling on a variety of mounts

  • Ride twice or more weekly

  • 3 hours minimum weekly volunteering

Skills and Areas of learning:

  • Communication, autonomy & teamwork

  • Horse riding, handling, lunging & turnouts

  • Grooming - bathing, mane pulling, braiding, bridle paths and more

  • Assisting with retraining our rescue horses (may include riding suitable mounts)

  • Tack cleaning & maintenance

  • Basic horse first aid

  • Horse & human anatomy

Core Hours for Summer -
Weekly, Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm


Core Hours for Homeschoolers during school year:
8am-4pm On 2-3 days - choose Tue/Wed/Thurs - includes riding lessons & skills training time, plus volunteer hours - 3hrs minimum.

Once approved by Lotte to participate, please book your spot here.


Jr Apprentice Summer Dates:

Our classes are fully outdoors and non-sectarian.

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