Internship story of Sophie:
My name is Sophie, I am a 21 year old student currently studying psychology in Edinburgh, Scotland. I have now been at the ranch for two weeks, and am having the best time! I decided to come to the ranch as a rest from my studies over the summer break from university. I was really attracted to the outdoor lifestyle, opportunities to work with horses.
When I first arrived I was keen to work wherever I was needed, and quickly became very involved in the kitchen. Within a few days I was given the responsibility of helping to cook several meals a day for everyone staying at the ranch. Though slightly daunting at first, it was great to be challenged in this way and a couple of weeks down the line I am much more confident and have even improved my cooking skills. I am now looking forward to the next challenge, hopefully doing some maintenance work as a ranch hand all over the territory. In my free time here I have been spending a lot of time with the horses. I have experience with horses already, but here I have had the opportunity to learn western style riding and some natural horsemanship training methods.
My time at the ranch so far has taught me a great deal, as I am challenged daily, I can gain new skills and improve existing ones all of the time. I have met some great people (and horses) during my time so far, which all contribute to the experience. I am excited to see what the remaining six weeks have to offer, when I will have to take all of my new skills home and attempt to adjust to library life again!