Here’s an internship opportunity for all you eco-cowgirls and boys.
The ranch is located in the small village of Kealakekua , along Mamalahoa Highway 10 miles from Kona on the Big Island . Boarding will be provided and participants will be able to access some great areas of the island.
The ranch is being put into a conservation easement and includes the largest reforestation project in the state of Hawaii . The cattle are an important component of prepping the land for this and other projects, but need to be brought under control in order to accomplish project objectives.
These cattle have not been worked or gathered for over 20 years and therefore do not accept the presence of people, horses, corrals or the necessary procedures to gather them.
Advanced cattle handling, including the ability to read cattle is required.
Must be an experienced horse rider, horses will be provided. Horsemanship classes & instruction will be provided for the participants.
Many hours in the saddle every day will be required. Participants will stay with the cattle to habituate them to human presence and to build trust. The cattle make every effort to get to the forest and hide, so good riding skills will be necessary to keep them in site.
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