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The privileges of Co-op membership are made possible by each member's own commitment to sharing the responsibilities for care of the facility and horses. To facilitate this communal effort, we follow a consistent schedule each day.

Daily Schedule

6-8 a.m. AM Workshift

Tasks include: feeding hay, feeding grain, filling water buckets, blanketing horses, turning horses out, and mucking school horse stalls. AM workshifts are usually staffed by two Co-op members.

Afternoon Lesson Time

A two-hour lesson may be scheduled in the afternoon on Tuesday through Friday.  Monday is designated as “Schoolie Day Off” in order to give the school horses at least one day of rest.

4-6 p.m. PM Workshift

Tasks include: mucking school horses stalls, turning horses in, filling water buckets, feeding hay,  feeding grain, and blanketing. PM workshifts are usually staffed by three Co-op members.

After 8 p.m. Night Check

Each night, one Barn Staff member is responsible for checking in on the horses after 8pm to ensure that the horses are healthy and properly cared for.

Weekly Commitment to Co-op

The total weekly time commitment for Co-op Instructors is 5 hours.

  • 1 hour: Co-op Meeting. Monday 9pm.
  • 4 hours: Two workshifts. Workshift commitments may also be fulfilled by serving as a lesson instructor.

Assistants commit to an additional two hours of Assistant's Course lab time each week. Team members commit to additional time for practice and Team meetings.


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