Our internship programmes are designed for both individuals and groups, who are interested in learning more about an equestrian centre and the management thereof. The internships that we host are for students that are studying at various universities and who must conduct an internship overseas for them to learn a new culture and language, as well as work on their research skills for their courses or for those that are wanting to gain experience in working with horses and running a stable yard.
Various aspects which are covered, but are not limited to, include, understanding the correct way to ride, handling of horses, general horse care, basic yard and equipment knowledge, safety, instruction, schooling, basic veterinary, riding skills both in the wildlife and in an arena, horse behaviour, natural horsemanship, horse trails in combination with a unique nature experience, with an emphasis on conservation, including nature guiding in the natural environment, as well as stable management to name a few.
Even though your internship is your focus, there will still be opportunities for you to experience the African wildlife on game drives, see a bit of the surrounding area on excursions and give a little back, helping with the various outreach work that we do.
Equestrian Research Internship
Here at African Dream, we conduct trails, jumping lessons, dressage lessons, horse shows, games days and outrides, as well as education on horse care, natural horsemanship, stable management, tack care and trail guiding.
We are both flexible and open to other suggestions and will do our best to accommodate you with the research project that you wish to do.
If you choose that you would like to do your research internship on the horses/stables, as part of your university studies, then there are a variety of options to choose from, such as:
- Natural horsemanship
- Stable management
- Organizing a horse show
- Stable marketing
- Dealing with clients
- Horse and take care
- Horse aliments and the preventative measures
- Equine exercises
Stable Management Internship
African Dream Horse Safari is home to around 40 horses, which need continuous care and an equestrian facility which requires constant maintenance and management. There are many aspects to running a successful stable yard, so if you have a love for horses, are wanting to improve your riding and knowledge, as well as increase your experience, then our stable management internship is for you.
Some of the aspects which you will be exposed to, include:
- Horse care
- Tack care
- Management of staff
- Monitoring of feed
- Monitoring of sawdust
- Removal of manure
- Basic maintenance
- Farrier organisation