269 Stagecoach Trail (physical)
P.O. Box 1882 (mailing)
Cody, Wyoming 82414
Working Internship offered with professional reined cowhorse trainer located in the beautiful Wapiti valley, West of Cody, Wyoming. Position offers personal hands on instruction day in and day out. Gain knowledge of basic horsemanship skills, as well as learning reining, cutting, and working a cowhorse. Also learn the proper way to colt starting, and how to bring a young horse up through the steps to become a confident trustworthy partner.
This job includes housing; a nice little riverside log cabin which is furnished with all the amenities!
Duties expected of you will be grooming, saddling, riding, stall cleaning, feeding, moving cattle, general ranch work, etc. Individual must be highly motivated, a self starter, work well with others, be good with people, energetic, neat, clean and a non-smoker. If you have a love for horses and want to learn more but are not afraid of long hard days, then this internship is for you. We want your desire to learn to take precedence over experience, so if you think you have what it takes, apply today!
Internships are typically available from April 1 through mid-October, with flexible start and end dates. To apply, email a resume including references, a cover letter, and the dates you are available.
"I worked for Gary Cooper as an intern in the summer of 2017. The first impression I got of Gary was that he was a very genuine and honest person and that impression proved to be correct. I began working with horses within a week of arriving. Interns are expected to act like employees and it was a lot of work, but a lot of ride time as well. I truly was treated as an employee and not just a person that does grunt work and tacks horses up. I had my string of horses that I rode every day and helped with the yearlings and show horses as well. I never felt uncomfortable with any situation I was put into, but I was definitely challenged. Gary was always there to offer advice on the horse I was working with, but he also knew when to take a step back and let me figure things out on my own. I was introduced to a lot of great people and made some lasting connections and friendships. This internship gave me an unforgettable experience and showed me what the equine industry is really like."