An Introduction to Equine Career Opportunities
RMS Ranch, LLC
The emphasis of this program is the management of a commercial equine facility and improved horse handling and training skills. Students will learn ground handling and training techniques which may include halter breaking, lungeing, long lining, and ground driving. The versatility and varied ages and abilities of horses at RMS Ranch allow for students to experience many different disciplines to varying degrees: huntseat, western dressage, trail and obstacle training, and driving. Students will have an opportunity to participate in other ranch operations including smaller livestock management, pasture management, and a variety of field work activities.
Sessions on relevant topics such as nutrition, training, health, summer camp and management will be held throughout the summer as well as occasional field trips.
Each student will choose one or two project horse (s) to evaluate, train, and work towards marketing for sale or showing. Responsibilities for this project will include working closely with RMS Ranch Staff to progress the horse's skills and may include preparing photographs and a video of the horse as well as accurately describing the horse and its strengths for advertising and/or participate in showing the horse.
All students will be asked to work long hours on occasion, but no more than would normally be expected on a busy farm. Students will need to be physically able to perform farm tasks including lifting 50#s. Students work at least one day per weekend or every other full weekend. Scheduling will be set once student arrives.
The small group size makes it possible to tailor the program to better meet the needs of each student. Students interested in careers in stable management, agricultural extension, and veterinary medicine have found this program to be particularly useful.
ENROLLMENTS & COMPENSATION
This program is available to equine, agriculture and life science students. The number of students for the Equine Management program is limited to ensure the intensity of this “hands-on” experience. Equine Management applicants must be at least intermediate riders.
This is an unpaid internship. The 2019 program begins on or around May 20 and ends August 16.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants are required to provide the following:
1. Completed Summer Internship Application
2. A copy of college transcript, does not have to be official
3. Two letters of recommendation, one must be from a previous employer
4. Letter outlining career goals and reasons for application
5. Short video (5-10 minutes max) of you riding (DVD, MPG digital clip, or link to online video)
Please submit your application and above items either:
via Email to RMSRanch@icloud or
by Mail to
Attention: Internship Coordinator
19410 SW 25th Place
Dunnellon, Fl 34431
EQUINE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP