TO APPLY: Please click on the above Application link. Write a few sentences explaining your horsemanship experience and why you are interested in building on that at the Western Equine Center at HorseWorks Wyoming. Include whether you are applying to be a participant or an observer.
CALENDAR: You will actively help shape the calendar to meet your horsemanship, and personal goals. If your participation is part of an independent study in your pre-vet, animal husbandry, or other large animal program, we will work with you to meet your academic objectives.
The ranch training program includes horses and foals of all ages, from weanlings to yearlings, two to four-year olds, and mature saddle horses to assist in training the youngsters. Part of calendar planning includes an end-of-the-day assessment the horses with which we worked and discussing training schedules for the next day.
This is not a “dude ranch experience”. The ranch is an off-grid working ranch, has no TV, and limited WIFI. If you have off-ranch goals, such as visiting Yellowstone National Park, soaking in the hot springs, white water rafter, floating the river, visiting local museums and so on, we will work with you to schedule amazing local opportunities around the on-ranch activities.
PACKING LIST: A suggested Packing List is available. Please confirm that you understand you need to bring your own riding helmet and appropriate attire for horseback riding and that you must have insurance that covers extensive horseback riding.
PAYMENTS: Deposits are required to hold one of the limited places as a participant or a spectator. Payment in full is due 60 days prior to arrival.
PARTICIPANTS & OBSERVERS: Spectators receive a 40% discount and join as observers only. They do not participate in rides or training.
In your statement, please be candid with yourself and with us about your abilities, expectations, and limitations.