Equestrian Ventures Training and Instruction
Working Student criteria
Needed 1-1½ hours a day several days a week or more.
Must live very close by.
All applicants must provide adequate references, a brief bio and how many hours you have available each week. By applying for this non paying position, you agree to submit to a background check.
*THERE IS NO CASH PAYMENT*
A WORKING STUDENT trades work time for lessons in your choice of handling, riding, husbandry tasks, farm/pasture/stable management, animal wellbeing & relationships, etc.
Minimum level of experience: Must be at least comfortable around livestock/large animals.
Must be willing and able to endure the weather, hot or cold, wet or dry.
Experienced riders welcome, but not necessary.
Minimum work time requirement to get 1 lesson a week is 8 work hours a week, plus add about an hour and a half for lesson time.
Lesson and training time is mostly only available during the day, Monday - Friday.
Must live near N-610 and I-45N/Hwy 290
MUST have own transportation.
MUST BE OVER 18
Please tell me your skills?
Some trades are by the job. Some are by the hour.
EXAMPLE: Get one lesson for feeding 8 times.
Feeding am or pm - a few times a week or more.
Prep for meals - any time of day.
WISH LIST PROJECTS
Other job examples are:
Get a lesson for mowing pastures and clearing all weeds from under the hot-wire fence lines (2 acres - my equipment).
There are many more options ...
cleaning, car/truck/trailer washing, tractor repair/maintenance, sorting, organizing, yard care, mowing, tending fence, repairs, packing, cooking, more ....
Call or email Virginia for details 713-six94-0694 v26ellis(at)gmail(dot)com
A regular 'Student' or 'Lessee' at Equestrian Ventures, would be paying for - depending entirely on experience level - lesson time and/or paying for the time spent working on their own with the horses.
A 'Working Student' at Equestrian Ventures, will be helping with barn/farm tasks, in exchange for - depending entirely on experience level - either lessons with me or working with the horses on their own.
A 'Volunteer' to Equestrian Ventures would mostly only be doing the things described in the volunteer link, such as but not entirely limited to; checking fence, tidying-up, pruning, observation of training through relaxation/meditation methods with the horses, or maybe pasture poop pick-up, feed prep or grooming. A volunteer is not at all likely to be 'working' the horses. Grooming perhaps, if truly experienced already, but would not be training or playing with the horses on their own, regardless of experience level. Perhaps a volunteer would just be hanging out, in the relaxing environment, observing, with me as I am explaining my experiences with my horses. While there could be learning experiences occurring, I will not be ‘teaching’ a volunteer, per se.
Virginia Ellis, Horseback Riding/Training Lessons 713-six94-0694 Houston, TX 77018
Horse handling lessons, Relaxation Techniques and Exercises, Positive Reinforcement, trail riding lessons, beach riding lessons, IAH Rangers, Airport Rangers, Dressage Lessons, Horsemanship Lessons, Horse Training Lessons, Liberty work, Husbandry tasks. Lack of response, wrong response or a problem behavior is just the horse saying he doesn't understand what you want.
Lessons in just about anything you think your horse needs to help make life better for both of you.