Our Horse and Related Barn Care Community Classes offer individuals a hands on experience in the basics of horse care, horse riding, and related barn work.
Participants are eased into different training levels starting with learning horse communication, safety protocols, cleaning the barn, and setting up water and feed buckets for the horses. Other skills are added as individuals are ready such as giving treats to the horses, grooming (brushing) the horses, turn out skills, hoof cleaning, and basic horse riding.
Individuals learn to build stamina, complete tasks and pace themselves. Skills are transferrable to a variety of animal care settings.
Each 60-75 minute session provides customized instruction. Interested participants are required to come for a tour and complete a short application to determine appropriate placement. Also, trainees must be able to adhere to a Code of Conduct. Classes are deliberately kept small to enhance learning and maintain an optimum learning environment.
STABLEWORK Community classes are open to the public.
Class Fee $70
Self-Directed government payments and direct payment options available.
To learn more about these options contact STABLEWORKinfo@stablework.org.
Individuals eligible for NY State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) services or other public benefits may receive vocational training and transportation at no fee through Challenge Workforce Solutions or JM Murray.
We offer classes aimed at developing work readiness skills: work tolerance, ability to maintain focus in a work setting, ability to take coaching and retain skills, and address the “soft skills” of social interaction, self-advocacy, on the job safety, hygiene and dress. To train in these skills and in the field of animal care, Stablework uses our “retired” rescue horses and three Nigerian Dwarf goats. Classes are conducted 2x week in the barn and pastures, and in a comfortable break room designed alternatively for group interaction and for trainees and when needed, quiet space.
· Covid-19 Safety Protocols Strictly Upheld