The only thing I can fault ‘HorseWorks’ for is that I didn’t know about it sooner. Had I done so, I feel as though my life would be extremely different, in that I would still be there today and not at university!! Despite the fact that you feel as though you are the star of your own personal western movie blockbuster, amongst all the enjoyment and laughter, Nate and MaeCile manage to take their interns on a journey not only to Wyoming, but into themselves. The perspective that I received during a 3 week stay taught me a lot about the importance of not only self responsibility, but the responsibility of the animals and humans that rely on you, too.

Although the experience is not idyllic like the movies show it to be. The experience is raw and real, you see the perks, but also the hardships and work that come with owning and managing a horse ranch, but that is what makes it so rewarding. I will be eagerly returning to HorseWorks as soon as I can, but will not feel like I will be returning to a holiday camp but to a home away from home. In going to ‘HorseWorks’, I do not feel as though I have merely fulfilled a childhood dream, but have gained a greater understanding of what I want to do in the future!

Bea, UK, Intern and Ranch Family Member 2016, 2014