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Working Students

Twin Pine Farm is pleased to offer an intensive Working Student program. Working Students must be a minimum of 12 years of age. In exchange for a predetermined hourly schedule they learn about the business from the "ground up". This learning opportunity is a perfect fit in an atmosphere of teaching and constant exchange. The Working Student schedule typically involves one weeknight evening (Monday - Friday) of night barn - 3:30 PM to 5:15 PM - and one whole weekend day - 7:30 AM to 5:15 PM - every other weekend.

The weekend day schedule involves opening the barn, feeding, turning out, making up grain for the next meal, and tending to 8 stalls. There is always riding time during the work day. Working Students also help with tacking up and getting the lessons to the arena on schedule. Night Barn follows free time to ride or hack out.

The Working Student receives one weekly lesson, unlimited riding time, and discounts on trailering and other TPF offerings. Working Students are given priority placement in TPF shows and clinics. The Working Student opportunity is intended primarily for the non-horse-owning individual, but several current Working Students have their own horses.

Many older working students end up apprenticing here in preparation for the State of Massachusetts Riding Instructor testing. To date we have had 23 applicants go onto to be State Licensed Riding Instructors.