Page 1 of 10 Please read the following on the main page before starting!!! ======================================== Barn Constitution (revised May 2020) (right hand side) Code of Conduct (right hand side) Guidelines for Acceptance (Accordion Menu at bottom of page) Normal Daily Scenarios for Horse Barn Members (Accordion Menu at bottom of page) Barn Member Responsibilities (Accordion Menu at bottom of page) Horse Barn Facilities (Accordion Menu at bottom of page) Fact Sheet (Accordion Menu at bottom of page) Intro: As a rough guide, most barn members spend about an hour per day at the barn (including cleaning their stall, doing assigned chores, doing 3-4 hours of “horse watch” a week, plus riding), as well as attending weekly barn meetings, weekly “night checks” with a partner, 2-3 “weekend watches” per semester, and participate in fall and spring barn events. Barn members will complete 7 days of vacation watch during the academic year; vacation watch days include Thanksgiving, winter and spring breaks. Additionally, barn members are required to sign up for ASCI 021, “Horse Barn Cooperative,” each semester that their horse is in the barn. Barn members meet weekly on Monday evenings to discuss current events in the barn and other need-to-know issues; we also meet fortnightly after barn meeting as a class to discuss practical equine applications. We expect co-op members to rearrange their academic schedule to make room for meetings and co- op class (Monday 5:00 – 6:00 pm). These meetings are fundamental to assuring good communication in the barn. We understand that your academic schedule and family emergencies are a priority over your duties as a barn member. However, if you choose to be a part of the cooperative, your barn duties take priority over jobs. Please honestly evaluate this time commitment before applying to the horse barn. Please Include with this application: A brief written essay (maximum 2 pages) addressing the following questions: How will you and your horse contribute to the Cooperative Horse Barn? Provide an example of when you took on great responsibility or handled a stressful situation. How did you handle this situation? Essays can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org . As part of your application process, it is highly recommended that you contact a member of the UVM Horse Barn Executive Committee and arrange to spend one day either during the week or over a weekend working with that member at the UVM Horse Barn before April 1st. Please email email@example.com to arrange this. Please include with this application: (send info to firstname.lastname@example.org the same day application is submitted with your name in the subject) • Proof of current (within one year) rabies and a negative Coggins test, as well as proof of Flu/Rhino vaccines within 6 months (photocopy of these is acceptable). We recommend the following vaccines: tetanus, EEE, WEE, Potomac Horse Fever, and West Nile. -Any horse traveling into Vermont from out-of-state must have a current health certificate. A copy of the health certificate must be provided to the barn upon arrival to be kept on file. • A full-bodied color picture of your horse • Two letters of recommendation: one for you and one for your horse -- these must be from two different sources and not from a close relative • Brief written essay (maximum 2 pages) addressing the following questions: How will you and your horse contribute to the Cooperative Horse Barn? Provide an example of when you took on great responsibility or handled a stressful situation. How did you handle this situation? • Optional- a short (3-5 min) video of your horse CAPTCHAThis question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. Math question * 2 + 6 = Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.