Internships & Mentorships

The Reflective Horse offers opportunities to gain hands-on experience working with horses based on mutual trust and understanding, learning the therapeutic aspects of interaction with horses, Equine Interactive Coaching, and Somatic Riding at the beautiful Mesa Ranch in Topanga, California.  Both internships and mentorships are fully customized based on individual goals and provide individualized opportunities through TRH’s collaborations with equine enterprises across the globe.

Internships

An internship with The Reflective Horse is for young people of college age, who have an interest and flair for horses and their spiritual role. Internships are customized to lead the participant on his or her own journey and emphasize responsibility, commitment, and education.  Education will focus on enhanced understanding of horses as sentient beings, partnership, herd dynamics, communication skills, as well as somatic awareness. Introduction to a wide range of animal husbandry opportunities are a part of the program.

Internships are intended to prepare participants for entrance into Equine Therapy or other equine or animal related professional fields. EAGALA or EGE certification are an advantage and/or a commitment to related study.

 

Program Details:

Required Experience:

Candidates should have previous experience and be confident in working with and around horses. An interest or study in horse care, management, animal science, psychology and or communications is required. EAGALA or EGE certifications are of benefit.

Duration:

3–12 months.

Location:

Location: Southern, California.

Other Information:

Internships are unpaid and require interns' own vehicle and housing, enrollment is ongoing. 


Please contact us for more information about applying.

TRH Somatic Riding™ Mentorships & Certification

Mentorships with The Reflective Horse provide a unique view inside the business helping participants prepare to facilitate their own TRH Somatic Riding™ practice.   Additionally, participants will leave with TRH Somatic Riding Certification, enabling them to teach TRH Somatic Riding independently. 

 

Program Details:

Required Experience: 

Candidates are already working in an equine therapy or equine coaching related field and seeking to expand or diversify their current equine practice. Candidates must have completed Levels 1 - 3 TRH Somatic Riding workshops or studied privately with TRH.

Duration:

12 sessions, typically 4-6hrs per month for 12 months.

Location:

California only; on-site services can be arranged.

Other Information:

Mentorships start in November; applications due by July


Please contact us for more information about applying.

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