I am a city mouse as one might describe it and I also am a little bit old to be trying to get my feet wet in the horse community. I am 33/F and have a Master's Degree in Severe Special Needs. I am currently looking into getting certified as a therapeutic riding instructor, but I would like to have some more general horsemanship knowledge and experience.
Online, I came across Meredith Manor...career equine college in West Virginia. I am looking for people who have heard of this place/gone there/personal views on how to get more experience with horses, besides just volunteering at barns. All of the ads say, they would like someone with horse experience, which I completely understand...how do you get that if you are a city girl like me? I am willing to work for free to gain the experience.
Just would love to rack the brains of you amazing horse owners and see what your thoughts are and if you have heard of Meredith Manor.
Thanks and have a great New Year!