At just 18 years old, Allison Romer has one semester of college under her belt and an Associate’s Degree from Tompkins Cortland Community College. Allison took the majority of her college courses while she was still in high school in Trumansburg, NY. She is spending the next few months here at Miner helping Shannon Heibeck and Karen Lassell in the horse barn as a spring equine intern.
Allison has been riding for 8 years. She told her instructor that she was interested in an equine internship and her instructor helped her to get in touch with Karen and set up the opportunity here at Miner. “I love it. It’s so fun,” Allison said of her experience thus far. She is utilizing this opportunity to get a better understanding of what she wants to do next. She says that she is applying to four year colleges and is thinking of studying biology on a pre-veterinary track.
Allison arrived at Miner in mid-January and has already found a favorite Miner Morgan in HD Brandy Brook, “Mae,” a 3-year-old lovable bay filly. “She’s so sweet,” Allison said of Mae. Allison likes that not every day is the same, but each day has a rhythm and a pattern to it. She says that so far the biggest surprise has been that she doesn’t mind getting up early, which is likely also an indication that she enjoys the job she is waking up to!