Hey everybody, I was wondering if anyone knows any work study programs in or close to Oregon. I would love to go to a stable and work for training. I am considering going to Washington State to Craig Stevens' 1 year work study program, but after a few not so great things about him have come to me through the grapevine, and through my own research, I'm not so sure about it. I am also looking for a more neutral program, meaning not specifically English or Western. I would like to learn about horses, from the ground up and then into English and Western. Though I already know quite a bit of the basics and have horses of my own, I'd like to study again and refresh the things I learned so long ago and further advance my knowledge of our equine obsessions.
I'm fresh out of High School and if possible, I would like to do a program that is a year or a little more. I want to learn/re-learn handling foals, working with yearlings, training all ages of horse, for multiple things like halter breaking, groundwork and under saddle training, etc. A program where a horse is given to you as a project horse to learn on and train would be amazing, but its not a must.
If anyone knows of a place like this in Oregon or in other states that are close(Cali, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Montana, etc.) I would love to hear about it!