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Animal Training Books and Target Training Tools 


Volunteers may be accepted from the Pikes Peak Community College Applied Science of Zoo Keeping Technology Program, Kit Carson Riding Club, High Country 4-H, or similar approved animal organizations. Interested volunteers must have their organization contact us to arrange volunteering; we will not set up volunteer appointments with individuals without being contacted by their parent organization in advance. 

We do not accept volunteers from the general public. 

Thank You,

Lori Torrini, Director

Spirit Keeper Equine Sanctuary 501(c)(3)

30315 Handle Rd, Yoder, Colorado 80864

(719) 478-0080 phone

(719) 339-0312 text (email)

Lab and Internship Opportunities

We welcome the Pikes Peak Community College Science of Zoo Keeping Technology students to Spirit Keeper Equine Sanctuary for lab days, internships, and volunteering. Opportunities exist to spend several days each semester working and learning about husbandry and behavior of equids to prepare for careers at zoos and sanctuaries. These facilities often house a number of equids such as Zebra, Wild Asses, Mongolian Wild Horses, and domestic ponies and horses. Learning to care for horses is helpful in the general care of most ungulates (hoof-stock) both domestic and wild. The odd-toed ungulates (Perissodactyls) include horses, tapirs, and rhinos. Even-toed ungulates (Artiodactyls) include mammals such as cattle, pigs, giraffes, camels, deer, and hippopotamuses. Opportunities also exist for lab days and internships working with our large collection of snakes; and to study animal training and behavior hands-on with our collection of rescue canines, snakes, and horses. 

  • At Spirit Keeper students  work with horses, cats, dogs, snakes, and others.
  • We accept students from Pikes Peak Community College for internship programs. 
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