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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, in three semesters, October to December, January to March (12 weeks) and April to June (10 weeks). 

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 9+, 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 Homeschoolers $170 per week:
8am-12pm Wednesday & Thursday - includes riding lessons and apprentice skills training time
Volunteer hours (see below)

Core Hours for Afterschoolers $147-170/ week
(includes 2 lessons - one is included Thursdays, and a second other scheduled lesson - if jump club, the total per week is $170, if a riding lesson, total is $147 per week):
3:30-7pm Thursdays - apprentice training & riding lesson (will be riding after dark in the later part of the season)
Volunteer hours (see below)

Apprentice Volunteer Times
(choose a time, minimum 3 hrs a week)
Mondays or Tuesdays 1-4pm or 3-6pm
Wednesdays 3-6pm
Thursdays 3-6pm
Saturdays 11-2pm
Special events, to be determined.
Note, volunteer times are subject to change, depending on available shifts.

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

Our classes are fully outdoors and non-sectarian.

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