If you've ever wondered what goes into the making of champion Quarter Horses and top-quality riders, then you'll want to check out Copper Springs Ranch.
Copper Springs Ranch, located in Bozeman, Montana, is the home of countless champion Quarter Horses. The ranch is known for producing quality horses, and they market them to riders and competitors in nearby states. Additionally, Copper Springs Ranch fosters a training program with a positive outlook, focusing in a number of disciplines including barrel racing and calf roping.
But there's something that's even more special about Copper Springs Ranch. The ranch dedicates much effort toward educating and encouraging up-and-coming horse people. From a college internship program to working students, the ranch gives younger riders a chance to see what goes into the making of champion horses and talented riders. Take a look at this insightful video.
If you hope to one day have a career involving horses, then one of the best things that you can do is to find an internship or working student program, such as those offered at Copper Springs Ranch. Internships are great opportunities to gain real-world experience before you're trying to make it on your own. They allow you to learn from successful people in the profession that you will be going into, and help to prepare you for what to expect.
Working student positions are also highly beneficial if you're planning on becoming a professional rider, groom, or even barn manager. As a working student, your hours will be long and you'll be responsible for lots of physical work. However, you'll spend great amounts of time around horses, will have a chance to continue to learn about horse health and care, and in most cases, you'll be able to ride some quality horses.
Many working student positions are arranged so that you receive regular lessons from a professional, which can help to greatly improve your riding skills.
It's clear that a facility like Copper Springs Ranch is dedicated to the education of horse people, and facilities like this one can truly change young riders' lives.