Blue Star Equiculture, Palmer, MA
Major: Environmental Studies
Blue Star Equiculture is an organic farm and draft horse sanctuary, located in Palmer, MA. I served as a summer intern and was responsible for managing the horses, barn, and volunteers, along with assisting in the training of several young horses. As an intern at Blue Star Equiculture, I was responsible for managing the barn, 30 horses, and 30+ volunteers per week. I also assisted in handling, desensitizing, and training 6 young draft horses to drive and ride, and I gave riding lessons to some of the volunteers working in the barn. To make this all work, I had to develop some serious organizational skills, and I had to strive to be an effective, clear, and authoritative communicator in order to make sure that everything ran smoothly. Working at Blue Star Equiculture is truly a dream come true. I learned to manage a horse farm, run a non-profit, and to maintain an organic garden. Not to mention, being surrounded by beautiful people and beautiful horses.