THE ROCKING L RANCH
INSTRUCTOR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
For students that want to learn how to teach children horsemanship and riding skills.
Learn Hands On:
Riding Instruction Techniques
How to Deal with Children on Horseback
What is the Instructor Apprenticeship Program?
The Instructor Apprenticeship Program is a hands on learning experience designed for young students that have an interest in teaching others horseback riding skills. It is built to give students an opportunity to work with kids teaching them what they know, while learning how to handle groups of children as well as learning how to handle certain situations involving horses and children. The apprentice will be able to get feedback from the instructor on how they did and what they could do differently in various situations and scenarios.
The Instructor Apprenticeship Program runs from March 15th to March 14th with the end of the year trip being in the beginning of March. Enrollment paperwork must be submitted by March 10th to be considered for the program. Once entered into the program, the apprentice will be required to attend all meetings and sign up for learning hours for the year.
What are the Benefits of Doing the Instructor Apprenticeship Program?
The benefits of becoming an apprentice instructor are as follows:
What are the Requirements/Criteria for doing the Instructor Apprenticeship Program?
There are several requirements for becoming an instructor apprentice:
How to Get into the Instructor Apprenticeship Program?
You must be at least 14 years old to become an Instructor Apprentice, be an advanced rider and display a high level of maturity and responsibility. Candidates must fill out a questionnaire and write a five paragraph essay on why they would like to become an Instructor Apprentice. Once reviewed, and if the decision is made that the candidate is serious about entering the program, then the candidate will be admitted into the program and given further information on how to obtain hours and what is to be expected of them.