McIntosh Stables offers one paid internship for Summer session and in-school season. Our intern for Summer 2015 is Ronan Buckley, a resident of San Francisco who is currently attending Centenary College of New Jersey with a focus in Equine Studies. We love having Ronan as part of the team and we asked him to write a post reflecting his perspective on McIntosh Stable’s Summer Internship Program.
This summer I have the wonderful experience of being an intern here at McIntosh
Stables. Everyday is a new and exiting day here. When I arrive at the barn everyone is super
friendly and happy to be apart of a great team! With the positive energy throughout the day the
horses are also super excited to see the team. Each and every horse puts a smile on my face, as I
walk down the aisle and see their adorable expressions. I am truly grateful for this experience,
due to the fact of the friendliness of the community, the professional level McIntosh holds, the
high quality and happy horses, and the positive reinforcement in both training the horses and in
riding lessons. Now, that I have had some lessons with Toni, Colin, and Casey they have made
sure with every one thing that needs to improve, they reinforce that improvement with things that
went well, so at the end of the day I have something to work on and reflect on the things I do
well. I believe this improves an athletes metal state of mind and encourages an individual to
physically and mentally push themselves. Furthermore, with the wide range of horses at
McIntosh there is plenty of room for me to improve as an equestrian and I look forward to
working with the team this summer.
-Ronan Buckley, Intern Summer 2015