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What are good work ethics for an apprentice?

Apprenticing - Work Ethics

Don't be lazy....all work in the Horse Industry is 80% hard work & long hours~! You must develop patience. Earn respect & trust on a daily basis. Offer to do the jobs no one else wants, and then do these with all your heart, soul & flesh to the best of your ability. Keep in the forefront of your mind that no matter what you have not contracted to have fun, but to learn from the bottom up, and from the most difficult to the easiest, usually how your Mentor has done themselves~!

   
Are Any Horseback Vacation Sites on The Internet?

Horseback Riding Vacations in The SE USA

Gilbertson's Lazy Horse Retreat
Townsend, TN
423-448-6810

Double M Ranch
Louisville, TN
423-995-9421

Twin Valley B & B Ranch
Walland, TN
423-984-0980

Horse Trailering On The Road
Southern Pines, NC
800-316-8863

North American Horse Travel Guide
Boulder, CO
800-366-0600

Nationwide Overnight Stabling Directory
Arkansas City, KS
316-442-8131

   
What should I do B4 enrolling in a trade school, college, apprentice?

Validate Before Attending~!

Always keep a log book of volunteer, exchange or paid work done in horses and apply to your Resume! Verify the credentials of a trade school, program for the highest degree of placement & recognition in the industry before spending precious education $ and valuable time in attendance.

   
Are Any Horseback Vacation Sites on The Internet?

Horseback Riding Vacations In The Central USA/Canada

Leon-Harrel Old West Adventure
Harrel ranch
Kerrville, TX
210-896-8802

Schively Ranch
Working Ranch Vacations
Lovell, WY
307-548-6688

High Island Ranch
Hamilton Dome, WY
307-867-2374

Encinitos Ranch
Alice, TX
800-222-3824

Golden Hills Resort
Raymondville, MO
800-874-1151

Black Mountain Ranch
Vail, CO
800-967-2401

Wyoming Ranch
307-383-7840

Trail Rider Magazine
800-448-1154

Horse Lovers Vacation Guide
Richfield, OH
216-659-6007

Equitour
Dubois, WY
800-545-0019

Dude Ranch Association
La Porte, CO
303-223-8440

North American Horse Travel Guide
Boulder, CO
800-366-0600

Nationwide Overnight Stabling Directory
Arkansas City, KS
316-442-8131

Flying A Ranch
Pinedale, WY
307-367-2385

Rawah Ranch
Ft. Collins, CO
800-820-3152

Wilderness Inquiries
Minneapolis, MN
612-379-3858

   
what do I ask when trailering my horse on vacation?

Trailering Tips on Vacation

Are the horses expected to "tie" or to "cross tie" at any time. Will they be located next to other guest horses or are there "buffer" zones between paddocks.

   
Is There Some Suggestions For Children´s Camps?

Camps In The NE of the USA & Canada

Allegheny Camp
Girls, Aged 7 to 16 yrs.
Grier School
Tyrone, PA
814-684-3000

Vershire Riding Camp
Co-Ed, Aged 10 to 17 yrs.
Vershire, VT
802-685-2239

Forrestal Farm Camp
Co-Ed, Aged 7 to 15 yrs.
Medina, NY
716-798-0941

Kingsbury Hill
Girls, Aged 8 to 16 yrs.
Francestown, NH
603-547-6624

Camp Friendship
Girls, Aged 10 to 16 yrs.
Palmyra, VA
800-873-3223
804-589-8950

Camp Capers
Girls, Aged 9 to 15 yrs.
W. Pawlet, VT
802-645-0216

Hidden Valley Camp
Girls, Aged 8 to 13 yrs.
Freedom, ME
800-922-6737
207-342-5177
Email: hvcamp@aol.com

Willow Hill Camp
Co-Ed, Aged 8 to 17 yrs.
Keeseville, NY
518-834-9746

Sprucelands
Co-Ed, Aged 6 to 17 yrs.
Java Center, NY
585-457-4150
www.sprucelands.com

Linden Hall
Girls, Aged 10 to 16 yrs.
Lititz, PA
800-258-5778

Cotter Equestrian Center
Preston Hollow, NY
518-239-4849

Camp Chingachgook (YMCA)
Co-Ed, Aged 8 to 16 yrs.
Clifton Park, NY
518-373-0160

Camp Nashoba N.
Co-Ed, Aged 7 to 15 yrs.
Raymond, ME
207-655-7170 (Summer)
508-486-8236 (Winter)

Camp Pok-O
Camp MacCreadey
Co-Ed, Aged 7 to 17 yrs.
Willsboro, NY
518-963-8366

Runoia Camp
Girls.
Belgrade Lakes, ME
207-495-2228 (Summer)
617-547-4676 (Winter)

Forest Lake Camp
Co-Ed. Sponsored by the USET!
Warrensburg, NY
518-623-4771

CHA
Horsemanship Camp For Safety & Education
Several Locations Throughout the USA.
800-399-0138

   
what do I ask when trailering my horse on vacation?

Trailering Tips on Vacation

Next, is fresh water available; and is fresh water available to top up your trailer water tank. This is mandatory. I recommend taking along heavy duty garbage cans for each of the horses to eat their daily grain and hay out of, as you never know the ground or weather conditions of each location in which you will be staying. You can stack the garbage cans in the storage area of your trailer as you travel.

   
what do I ask when trailering my horse on vacation?

Trailering Tips on Vacation

Next, is fresh water available; and is fresh water available to top up your trailer water tank. This is mandatory. I recommend taking along heavy duty garbage cans for each of the horses to eat their daily grain and hay out of, as you never know the ground or weather conditions of each location in which you will be staying. You can stack the garbage cans in the storage area of your trailer as you travel.

   
what do I ask when trailering my horse on vacation?

Trailering Tips on Vacation

Next, what type of enclosures are provided for the horses? Are they closed and secure? What type of fencing, how high is the enclosures, how many rails? What are the enclosure measurements? Do the enclosures open to free range or are they within a secured area (in case of escape). Do they offer any shelter. (If not, then you should take along a rain sheet for each in case of downpours.) Are the horses expected to be supervised when in the paddocks. (You need to know this if you want to have the liberty to make siteseeing side trips.) What is to be done with the manure that your horse will provide. What are the emergency arrangements, and ETA for Veterinarians etc.

   
Where can I go to ride in Layfayette, Louisiana?

Lafayette, Louisiana Equestrian Center

Willow Oaks Equestrian Center, Lafayette, Louisiana,
Hunter/Jumper lessons.
From beginner to grand prix level!

   
What is the best manner to present myself as an apprentice?

Apprenticing - Presenting Yourself

Be clean, well groomed, neat & tidy & appropriate in dress for Discipline/work, and ON TIME! Talk to others in areas that you are NOT interested in to discover fully the needs of Professionals so that you can cover these things in your presentation. For Instance, you are interested in pursuing Dressage....since Dressage is used in Eventing, ask professionals or their grooms in Eventing, what is of greatest value to that Professional in an assistant, and modify the comments to present a clear, specific and accurate picture to the Dressage Professional(s) that you want to solicite. Or ask other grooms of Dressage Professionals, or ask when out of town at shows. You want your preliminary work to be performed on others than the Professionals that you seek work from. In your presentation, have a Resume, that also visualizes what it is that you will be saying, as a complete reminder after you have left your appointment.

   
What Should I Pack To Send My Child To A Riding Camp?

What To Pack For Camp

HELMET, Riding T'shirts, Riding Pants, Riding Shoes, Tennies (that can be worn in water if necessary), Sweatshirts, Evening Jacket, Shorts, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Soap, Antiperspirant or Deoderant, Hairbrush/Comb, Towels, 2 Bathing Suits, Sleeping Bag, Pillow, Sleepwear, Robe, Undergarments, Socks, Hat, Raincoat, Flashlight, Batteries, Waterbottle, lip balm, sunscreen, insect repellant, medications (if necessary).

Make sure to use a permanent marker and label all of your children's things on the manufacturer's tags. Place a complete list of items included sewn/pinned inside the duffel bag or suitcase for their reference. Make a list of any allergies or special instructions to give to the Counsellors, and attach a copy inside their suitcase as well. Keep a copy of that list with you for P/U.

   
Apprentice Programs, Colleges, Training Available But Where?

List of Colleges, Prep & Trade Schools

Wilson College @ 1-800-421-8402 in Chambersburg, PA.
Averett College @ 1-800-AVERETT in Danville, VA.
School of Animal Science @ 1-800-223-4542 (Home Studies).
Martin Comm. College @ 1-919-792-1521 in Williamston, NC.
Centenary College @ 1-800-236-8679 in Hackettstown, NJ.
William Woods University, 1-800-995-3159 in Fulton, MO.
William Woods Is Renouned throughout North America as #1~!
Auburn University, 1-334-844-4095 in Auburn, AL.
Central Wyoming U, 1-307-855-2115 in Riverton, WY.
Colorado School of Trade, 1-303-233-4697 in Lakewood, CO.
Colorado State U, 1-970-491-8373 in Ft. Collins, CO.
Cook College @ Rutgers U, 732-932-9404 in New Brunswick, NJ.
Salem Teikjo U, 800-283-4562 in Salem, WV.
Lake Erie College, 800-533-4996 in Painesville, Ohio.
New Horizons, 970-484-9207 in Livermore, CO (homestudies).
Meredith Manor, 800-679-2603 in Waverly, WV.
Woodcock Hill, 860-487-1686 in Willington, CT. Woodcock Hill is USDF Affiliate College~!
Johnson & Wales U, 800-343-2565 in Providence, RI.
Findlay U, 800-548-0932 in Findlay, Ohio.
Ethel Walker Prep, 860-658-4468 in Simsbury, CN for grades 6 to 12.
Connors State College, C/O CSC, Rt. 1, Box 1000, Warner, OK 74469
Redlands Comm. College, 405-262-2552 in El Reno, OK or www.redlands.cc.ok.us
www.auctioneerschoolcom
www.manningsguide.com (prep & college guide school)
www.brindabellafarms.com
www.ridingschool.com
www.willowhillfarm.com
w.sbschool.com
www.darcylane.com (equine massage therapy school)

Apprenticeships Available:
Al-Marah Arabians
Tucson, AZ
520-749-1162
European Exchange (Certified Program)
Fergus Falls, MN
800-432-3276

   
Is There Some Suggestions For Children´s Camps?

Web Site Children's Camps

Kids Camp Homepage www.kidscamps.com
Horse Country Camps www.horse-country.com/college
campnet.w2.campnet.com
www.campdovewood.org

   
How do I approach a mentor or sponsor for apprenticing?

Apprenticing - Finding Sponsors

Search out opportunities at Tack Shops, Feed Stores, "A" Circuit Shows, Schooling Shows. Start small, working your way up to the top, and the most reputed Mentors in their Disciplines. Approach perspective professionals KNOWING exactly how you can help them and outlining how they will be helping you. Offer trial periods of a short duration in order to test the waters for both of you, and then remain through that commitment! Start off, a weekend, then progress in small increments from there. Remembering that EVERY written recommendation is a positive recommendation, no matter how short a period of time the work was performed~!

   
Is There Some Suggestions For Children´s Camps?

Choosing A Children's Camp

This tip or 12 points, is centered around Horse/Equestrian Camps for Children, either for the summer, spring break, weekly or seasonal.

1) Day or Residence.
2) Do they belong to or know of a youth group; boy scout or girl guide, YMCA or YWCA for referrals. Christian Camping International is at www.gospel.com.net/cci
3) Is the Camp accredited, and by whom. ACA ensure a high level of standards for day and residence camps. ACA is at www.acacamps.org or 1-800-428-CAMP.
4) Ratio of Campers to the Counsellors. Younger children should have a fewer number of counsellors per number of children...6/8 yrs.=6 per; 9/14 yrs.= 8 per.
5) Length of Camp, 5-7 days is the normal length.
6) Are visitors (family) allowed. This is not an unreasonable request! You should be allowed in advance or at the time of commencement to view all of the facilities offered!
7) What is their return rate!!! High indicates large satisfaction from families & children! Ask for Name & Telephone Number of previous satisfied families for references.
8) Who is the Camp Director? Qualifications? Education? Specialization? Length of Time there?
9) What is the Camper/Horse ratio? 3 hrs. spent in atletic activities is considered to the be norm/minimum.
10) What other activities are offered? Development of several areas is recommended.
11) Riding Instructor's Qualifications? Experience? Eduation? Length of Time there?
12) Cost? The average for day camps is $10-$50. and, the average for Residence is $15-$125. per day.
Remember, you should be able to view the entire facility, and have references that you can personally contact for information/recommendation....they are keeping your children w/o you!!!

   
what do I ask when trailering my horse on vacation?

Trailering Tips on Vacation

Are all horses expected to provide proof of vaccines and health certificates or is the place one of "good faith". Make sure of this, as this can be a deadly transmission of virus' if the place is a place of "good faith".

   
do apprenticeships need host homes/families?

Host Homes In USA Needed

Contact the name/address/phone/web site below if you would like to put up/host for a year, a student enrolled in a program of Horseback Riding or Horsemanship Programs, from overseas to be enrolled in an Apprenticeship Program.

Kyle Casy
AFS Intercultural Programs
2356 University Ave West Suite 424
St. PAul MN 55144
1-800-876-2377
http://www.afs.org/usa

   
What questions should be asked by apprentices?

Apprenticing - Asking Questions

Ask questions for clarity, to keep communication open, to learn....this is your chance to pick an experts mind before you undertake this position for yourself. Remember to be respectful in your inquiries, and not to exalt yourself above others in the field when operating as an apprentice; and don't ask empty or silly questions.

   
Do You Have Any Suggestions Of Horseback Riding Facilities In The NE?

Horseback Vacations In The NE USA/Canada

Penmerryl Farm
Greenville, VA
800-808-6617

Mountain Top Inn
Chittenden, VT
800-445-2100
www.mountaintopinn.com

   
When to ask for a written recommendation from mentors?

Apprenticing - Role Modeling

Watch your Mentor B/4 you begin any task. I will bet that they work very hard, long hours, 6 or even 7 days of the week, and will expect as much from you~! This is very much so, until you have earned their trust & respect. You want their written recommendation, so work hard to earn it! Ask for it, when the working relationship is at a good, supportive, and favorable place in time....not usually always at the end of the term.

   
Is There Some Suggestions For Children´s Camps?

Children's Camps In Western USA/CANADA

CHA
Horsemanship Camps For Safety & Education
Various Locations Throughout The USA
800-399-0138

Cimarroncita Ranch Camp
Co-Ed, Aged 7 to 16 yrs.
Ute Park, NM
505-376-2206

Ojai Valley Camp
Co-Ed, Aged 3 or 4 to 18 yrs.
Camps are Daily, Weekly, Monthly or Full Summer.
Ojai, CA

Orme Camp
Co-Ed, Aged 7 to 16 yrs.
602-632-7601

Webb's Holiday Acres CANADA
www.webbsholidayacres.com
Co-Ed, Aged 6 to 14 yrs.
Langley, BC, CANADA
604-857-1712

   
Is There Some Suggestions For Children´s Camps?

Children's Camps In The South East USA

Camp Mondamin
Co-Ed, Aged 7 to 13 yrs.
Tuxedo, NO
704-693-7446

CHA
Horsemanship Camps For Safety & Education
Held in Several Locations Throughout the USA
800-399-0138

Valley View Ranch
Girls, Aged 7 to 17 yrs.
Cloudland, GA
706-862-2231

   
What should I keep in my diary or log book regarding horses?

Apprenticing - Keep Records!

In any work preformed with horses, keep a log book of ALL the work performed. Whether it is volunteer, as an exchange for boarding, lessons, training, paid. ALL work performed will be valuable on your Resume!

   
Do You Have Any Suggestions Of Horseback Riding Facilities In The NE?

Horseback Vacations Web Sites Available!

www.trailridemagazine.com
www.gallatinriverranch.com
www.arizonaguestranch.com
www.akorn-net/~wilsonlaw
www.greenacresranch.com
www.hawleymountain.com
www.stjohnranchandlodge.com
www.pricecanyon.com
www.thesmokies.com/lazy-horse
www.buckandspurs.com
www.bbonline.com/tn/twinvalley
www.hiddentrails.com (this is overseas sites!)
www.goldenodysseys.com (Ireland Vacations!)
www.ashford.ie
www.equestrianvacations.com
www.ridingtours.com
www.shamrock.com (Ireland Vacations!)
Email: xcintl@aol.com

   
For company vacations, is there an organization that involves horses?

Employee/Individual Workshops

Riders team Workshops are available by contacting www.ridersworkshops.com

Offer workshops for individuals & teams (offices) in Colorado, California & Arizona.

Workshops are used to develop a greater understanding of how each person interacts & their attitudes & behaviours used and how that effects others.

Demonstrates how influence is more effective than command. Teaches how performance is not power, ego or performance is conducted by communication, concern and empathy for one another.

Currently this site is unavailable, I am checking as to the availability in contact by mail or phone.

   
Can You Provide Any Suggestions To Overseas Horseback Riding Vacations

Horseback Riding Vacations Overseas

FITS Equestrian
Solvang, CA
Bookings For Europe & "Down Under"
800-666-3487

Club Med Vacations
Travel Agent

Eastern Trekking
Alexandria, VA
Bookings for Austria, Switzerland & Germany
703-845-9366

Saddling South On Burros
Calistoga, CA
Travel The Baja On Burro!
707-942-4550

Down Under Saddle Supply
Denver, CO
Organization for New Zealand & Australia Vacations.
303-753-6737

Boojum Expeditions
Bozeman, MT
Organizing for Riding in Mongolia & Tibet.
406-587-0125

Bawtree's Rendola Riding Center
Tuscanny, Italy
Bookings Thru Equitour
800-545-0019

   
what do I ask when trailering my horse on vacation?

Trailering Tips on Vacation

First, are you taking a Camper attachment for yourselves as well? You want to be as close as possible to the location of your horses in their new environment.

   
what do I ask when trailering my horse on vacation?

Trailering Tips on Vacation

Next, what type of enclosures are provided for the horses? Are they closed and secure? What type of fencing, how high is the enclosures, how many rails? What are the enclosure measurements? Do the enclosures open to free range or are they within a secured area (in case of escape). Do they offer any shelter. (If not, then you should take along a rain sheet for each in case of downpours.) Are the horses expected to be supervised when in the paddocks. (You need to know this if you want to have the liberty to make siteseeing side trips.) What is to be done with the manure that your horse will provide. What are the emergency arrangements, and ETA for Veterinarians etc.

   
Is There Some Suggestions For Children´s Camps?

Children's Camps In The Midwest USA

Riparian Farm
Co-Ed, All Ages
Winamac, IN
219-946-6914

Stella Edwards Camp
Co-Ed, Aged 8 to 16,
Laurence, MI
616-674-8071

Cheley Colorado Camp
Co-Ed, Aged 9 to 17 yrs.
Denver, CO
303-377-3616

CHA
Horsemanship Camps For Safety & Education
Several Locations Throughout the USA
800-399-0138

Thompson T Slash Bar Camp
Girls, 11 to 17 yrs.
Meeker, CO
303-878-5450

   
what do I ask when trailering my horse on vacation?

Trailering Tips on Vacation

What are the check in and check out requirements.

   
How important is the attitude of an apprentice?

Apprenticing - Attitude~!

Be Respectful, flexible. ALWAYS try to keep your goals in the forefront of your mind. Be willing to learn ALL that you can. Be honest, reliable, responsible, respectful. Do NOT get in the way. Earn respect & trust on a daily basis.

   
what do I ask when Trailering my horse on vacation?

Trailering Tips on Vacation

Always make sure at each destination that you have an alternative back up of a recommended local boarding facility (which is so easy to check for on the Web), so that should the facility be less than your standards of acceptability you are not caught after several days travel of still housing your horse(s) in your trailer! Also, check with local camping places in advance, of alternate camp grounds where your horse is welcome. This few extra hours spent in advance, may make, or break a perfectly good vacation; so that it is one of memorable experiences over one that is the trip that you will never want to remember.

   
Are Any Horseback Vacation Sites on The Internet?

Horseback Riding Vacations Western USA/Canada

FITS Equestrian
Solvang, CA
800-666-3487

Muir Trail Secluded Ranch
Lakeshore, CA
Groups of up to 20 persons
By The Week ONLY!

Shea's Ricochet Ridge Ranch
Ft. Bragg, CA (home of Alfred Hitchcock's "BIRDS")
707-964-7669

Don Donnelly
Gold Canyon Ranch
Gold Canyon, AZ
www.dondonnelly.com
602-982-7822

Horse Trailering On The Road
Southern Pines, NC
800-316-8863

North American Horse Travel Guide
Boulder, CO
800-366-0600

Nationwide Overnight Stabling Directory
Arkansas City, KS
316-442-8131

Hidden Creek Ranch
Harrison, ID
800-446-DUDE

3 Bars Ranch
Cranbrook, BC, CANADA (in the Rockies)
250-426-5230

Sundance Ranch
Caters to Families ONLY!
Ashcroft, BC, CANADA
250-453-2422

Warner Guiding & Outfitting
Banff, AB, CANADA (in the Rockies)
403-762-4551

Horseback Adventures
Brule, AB, CANADA
403-865-4777

Boundary Ranch
Kananaskis Village, AB, CANADA
403-591-7171

   
What Do I Look For In A Children´s Camp?

Selecting A Children's Camp

Some Questions that you should ask in searching for a Children's Camp:
1) Day or Residence?
2) Do they belong to or Do you know of a reputable youth group camp?
3) Is the Camp Accredited? By Whom? The ACA ensures a high level of facilities & standards.
4) Ratio of Campers to Counsellors. Younger children require higher ratios, such as 6-8 yrs. (6 children per); 9-14 yrs. (8 children per); 15-18 yrs. (10 children per counsellor).
5) Length of Camp....5-7 days is the norm.
6) Are visitors (family) allowed? Use your discretion. Family should be allowed, but outsiders?
7) Are they willing to show you the entire facility? This should not even be an option!
8) What is their return rate?
9) Who is the Camp Director? Qualifications? Education? Specializations? Length of Time there?
10) What other activities are offered? Development in several areas of activity is good, especially Team Sports.
11) What is Camper/Horse ratio? How many hours daily spent riding? 2-3 hrs. is the norm.
12) Riding Instructors qualifications, (experience & education).
13) Cost? $10-$50 per day for Day Camps. $15-$125. per day for Resident Camps.
14) Can a friend attend & can they stay together?

   
What Do I Look For In A Children´s Camp?

Homesick Campers

If your children become homesick when away from home, then don't send your child alone, either a relative or a friend that is able to attend at the same time.

Don't schedule their camp stay around family celebrations or events such as holidays or B'days or vacations.

Let each child take a favorite stuffed animal, sweater, blanket, doll, picture or?

Mail them a card/letter so that they receive it the first day of the camp, and then again towards the end of the week. Making sure they get their OWN mail at least twice per week away.

   
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