Breeding Farm Apprenticeship Program Details
Breeding Farm Apprenticeship Programs those preparing for a career in equine reproduction, training, showing or marketing, an opportunity to gain hands-on experience. Breeding Farm Apprenticeship Programs will give you hands-on experience, including active participation in the breeding process, marketing and client relations.
Gain a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of the Thoroughbred, Standardbred or Sporthorse breeding, as well as sales, which may include breeding, foaling, working with young horses, training and marketing. Through a Breeding Farm Apprenticeship Program, you will learn about collecting stallions, preparing semen, and inseminating mares. You will also assist in foaling, imprinting and halter breaking foals, starting young horses in ground work and under saddle, and showing/sales. Most Breeding Farm Apprenticeship Programs are a full year in length.
This program can include:
- Halter Breaking Foals
Some of the skills learned on this program may include:
- Daily care of horses
- Cleaning stalls
- Assisting veterinarian and blacksmith
- Some foaling
- Sales preparation of horses for private sale and public auction
- Grooming and exercise programs
*Actual skills learned will vary by placement and previous experience