Whether your real family at home or your host family at the gate and beckon to you, the farewell before and after your stay abroad is never easy! The only difference is that after your stay at Twistet Tree Farm in Scottsdale, AZ, you have so much more experience at the gate.
Now first to my person: I'm Franzi & 20 years old, after my Fachabi I have decided to stay abroad. I was totally unsure where I want to go and what I want to do there. Since I've always been interested in equestrian sports in the US, I've come across an acquaintance to Janet and Larry Hischer, the best thing that could happen to me for my stay in the US.
The first contact was via an email, in which I introduced myself to the two. After that I got an answer pretty fast and my stay got closer and closer. I did not have much information at the beginning. All I knew was that I live at Hischer's in the house, sharing my room with another girl, and helping out on the farm. My tasks would mostly include horse management, that means putting horses out, mucking (1-2 stalls a day), cleaning saddlery, washing horses and of course riding (at least 2 horses per day). That's exactly what happened.
Here I am now at the airport
in Phoenix and was picked up by Janet. I felt totally comfortable right away and when I met Larry and Haven my roommate, it was the same. It took only a few days to get to know the people at Twistet Tree Farm. By getting to know me, I belonged to the TTF 'Family. Everyone is super warm and friendly, you never have to feel alone and I tell you, even the days will come when you travel alone in a far away country. At first, the heat has gotten me to it but after 2-3 days you get used to it, exactly the same happens with the time change.
The three months in Scottsdale really shaped my life. You win with Larry and Janet a new family you do not want to miss anymore. Although working on the farm is not always easy, it is really a great time.
I would recommend the Twistet Tree Farm, which has the idea to plan a stay in the US and connect it with horses.
I learned so much in the three months Human and especially in riding.
I am still in contact with many people from Twistet Tree Farm and of course with Larry and Janet and I hope that will stay that way forever.
I will never forget my great time in America!
Greetings -Franzi A, Wickede Germany

Furthermore, I took my seven-year-old daughter for lessons and she is now in LOVE with riding Ginger. Twisted Tree is an exceptional place to enhance your riding skills and horsemanship, and it is also a loving, supportive and fun community. I am so happy that we found Twisted Tree Farm!
-Adriana B,  Cave Creek, Arizona

"My daughter had an interest in riding horses, so we signed her up for lesson. Now, less than a year later, she has a PASSION for everything she has learned and experienced at Twisted Tree Farm. Sydney has been an inspiration and a role model to both my children. Janet and Larry have welcomed us into the Twisted Tree Family and we are so very grateful. We look forward to a long future with all of you."

- Danielle A, Arizona

Ob nun Deine richtige Familie daheim oder Deine Gastfamilie am Gate stehen und Dir zuwinken, der Abschied vor und nach dem Auslandsaufenthalt fällt niemals leicht! Der einzige Unterschied ist, dass du nach deinem Aufenthalt auf der Twistet Tree Farm in Scottsdale, AZ mit so viel mehr Erfahrung am Gate stehst.
Nun erstmal zu meiner Person: Ich bin Franzi & 20 Jahre alt, nach meinem Fachabi habe ich mich für einen Auslandsaufenthalt entschieden. Ich war mir total unsicher wo ich hin möchte und was ich dort machen möchte. Da ich mich schon immer für den Reitsport in den USA interessiert habe, bin ich über einen Bekannten an Janet und Larry Hischer gelangt, dass beste was mir für meinen Aufenthalt in den USA passieren konnte.
Der erste Kontakt erfolgte über eine Email, in der ich mich bei den beiden vorgestellt habe. Danach bekam ich recht schnell eine Antwort und mein Aufenthalt rückte immer näher. Viele Infos hatte ich zu Beginn nicht. Ich wusste lediglich, dass ich bei Hischer's im Haus wohne, mir mein Zimmer mit einem anderen Mädchen teilen werde und auf der Farm mit helfen würde. Zu meinen Aufgaben würden größtenteils Pferde Management gehören, das heißt Pferde rausstellen, misten (1-2 Ställe pro Tag), Sattelzeug reinigen, Pferde waschen und natürlich reiten( min. 2 Pferde pro Tag). Genau so geschah es auch.
Da stande ich nun am Flughafen
in Phoenix und wurde von Janet abgeholt. Ich fühlte mich direkt total wohl und als ich Larry und Haven meine Zimmernachbarin kennenlernte, war es genau so. Es dauerte nur wenige Tage bis ich die Leute auf der Twistet Tree Farm kennen gelernt habe. Mit dem kennenlernen gehörte ich zur TTF' Family. Alle sind super herzlich  und freundlich, man muss sich nie alleine fühlen und ich sage euch, auch die Tage werden kommen wenn man alleine in ein weit entferntes Land reist. Anfangs hat mir die Hitze zu schaffen gemacht doch nach 2-3 Tagen gewöhnt man sich daran, genau das gleiche geschieht mit der Zeitumstellung.
Die drei Monate in Scottsdale haben mein Leben wirklich geprägt. Man gewinnt mit Larry und Janet eine neue Familie die man nicht mehr missen möchte. Auch wenn die Arbeit auf der Farm nicht immer leicht ist, ist es wirklich eine schöne Zeit.
Ich kann jedem die Twistet Tree Farm empfehlen,der den Gedanken hat einen Aufenthalt in den USA zu planen und dies mit Pferden verbinden möchte.
Ich habe in den drei Monaten Menschlich und vor allem im Bezug auf das Reiten so viel dazu gelernt.
Noch immer stehe ich mit vielen Leuten der Twistet Tree Farm und natürlich mit Larry und Janet im Kontakt und ich hoffe das wird auch für immer so bleiben.
Meine tolle Zeit in Amerika werde ich nie wieder vergessen!
Liebe Grüße -Franzi A, Wickede Germany

My daughter (16) has been riding at Twisted Tree for 3 years.  We had just moved to AZ and drove by one of their open house signs. She has grown so much intellectually, emotionally,  socially and of course athletically as an equestrian.  The responsibility she demonstrates as a result of being involved in something other than social media and other normal high school distractions is so reassuring and I love the confidence and stability that comes with having a extra support system. Janet, Larry, and the people at Twisted Tree have become extended family.  I feel so lucky to have stumbled across their sign!  If you are reading this, you are probably looking into horse lessons or training.  I highly recommend Twisted Tree.  Janet Hischer is an accomplished equestrian and well-respected in this sport. -Maria H, Scottsdale, AZ.

 "My daughter grew up with Janet Hischer. I have never seen another sport or program instill such confidence, work ethic, self esteem, discipline, and responsibility in a group of young people in the same way as Twisted Tree's program."

-Joseph Oshinski, Chicago, IL

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When my husband first stumbled upon Twisted Tree Farm, he strongly encouraged me to go see the place for myself. Having grown up riding horses, I had some knowledge of other barns and riding facilities and their trainers. Prior experience considered, I must say that I am so impressed with Janet and her assistant trainers, the facility, and the incredible community that make up Twisted Tree Farm. Janet and her staff were professional and accommodating in helping me find the right horse for my level, preferences, and goals. 

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Mein Praktikum auf der Twisted Tree Farm hat mir sehr gut gefallen. Janet, Larry und das gesamte Team haben mich sehr herzlich aufgenommen, sodass ich auch außerhalb der Arbeitszeit viele schöne Erlebnisse in Erinnerung habe. Nicht zu vergessen sind natürlich die Pferde, die der Grund für meinen Aufenthalt in Scottsdale waren. Neben ein paar qualitätsvollen Nachwuchspferden gibt es viele gut ausgebildete und im Sport bereits hocherfolgreiche Turnierpferde. Um den Pferden möglichst viel Abwechslung zu bieten, haben wir neben der Dressurarbeit und dem Springtraining häufig Ausritte durch die Wüste gemacht. Der Aufenthalt ist für mich eine unvergessliche Erinnerung und ich hoffe Janet & Larry bald mal wieder besuchen zu können!
Britta G, Warendorf Germany

Ich habe in meiner Zeit auf der Twisted Tree Farm so viel gelernt und tolle Menschen kennengelernt, dass ich direkt ein zweites Mal hin musste. Insbesondere der Umgang und das Training mit den Pferden hat viel Spaß gemacht.
Durch Janets Unterricht habe ich reiterlich sehr profitiert und durch den Unterricht den ich nachmittags gegeben habe verbesserte sich mein Englisch täglich.
Durch die Horseshows habe ich eine Menge von Amerika kennengelernt und habe mich im Team Twisted Tree Farm sehr wohlgefühlt.
Ein Internship bei TTF kann ich nur empfehlen, denn man wird Teil einer neuen Familie.
-Julia G, Bonn Germany

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During my time at Twisted Tree Farm, I learned so much and met great people that I had to go there a second time. Especially the handling and the training with the horses was a lot of fun.
Thanks to Janet's lessons I benefited greatly from riding and the lessons I gave in the afternoon improved my English daily.
Through the Horseshows I got to know a lot of America and felt very comfortable in the Team Twisted Tree Farm.
I can highly recommend an internship at TTF because you are part of a new family.

-Julia G, Bonn Germany

I really enjoyed my internship at Twisted Tree Farm. Janet, Larry and the whole team welcomed me very warmly, so that I can remember a lot of nice experiences outside working hours. Not to mention the horses that were the reason for my stay in Scottsdale. In addition to some high-quality young horses, there are many well-trained and in sport already very successful competition horses. In order to offer the horses as much variety as possible, we often rode through the desert in addition to dressage and jumping training. The stay is an unforgettable memory for me and I hope to visit Janet & Larry again soon! 

-Britta G, Warendorf Germany

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My time on the Twisted Tree Farm between graduation and studies is certainly one of the most beautiful experiences in my life. In Janet and Larry I found something like American parents and great friends in many of the people on the farm. If you fancy the sun, interesting people and great horses, I can highly recommend an internship at TTF.

-Gyda H, Hamburg Germany


Meine Zeit auf der Twisted Tree Farm zwischen Abi und Studium gehört mit Sicherheit zu einer der schönsten Erfahrungen in meinem Leben. In Janet und Larry habe ich so etwas wie amerikanische Eltern gefunden und in vielen der Menschen auf der Farm großartige Freunde. Wer Lust auf Sonne, interessante Menschen und tolle Pferde hat, dem kann ich ein Internship bei TTF wärmstens empfehlen.
-Gyda H, Hamburg Germany

"Sammy has grown up with Twisted Tree. She started riding with Janet at age 6. Now at 17 she is an amazing rider and horsewoman. More importantly, Janet's program taught her discipline, responsibility, the value of hard work and the  importance of giving back to her community. Our family has made lifelong friends with the owners, staff and other families at TTF."

-Dr. Paige Waslewski M.D., Scottsdale, AZ.

I have had the pleasure of being an intern at Twisted Tree Farm for over 2 years. I came here expecting to learn how to become a better rider, but I have gained so much more than that. The staff and clients at Twisted Tree Farm are extremely welcoming and always there to help each other. I can say with complete certainty that TTF is the best barn I've been a part of.

-Haven D, Longmont Colorado

When we moved here from Texas three years ago we tried several barns in our search for “the” barn. We found it at Twisted Tree. Janet and her team have given our daughter Rebecca a place to belong, one that gives her confidence in her riding ability and constant encouragement in her quest to improve her jumping skills. Thanks Janet for all you have done for Rebecca.

-Sincerely, Phil & Ruth Marsteller, Scottsdale Arizona

Cuando llegue a Twisted Tree Farm en Scottsdale no conocía a nadie y me encontré con un ambiente familiar, que me recibió con los brazos  abiertos, extremadamente profesional que se preocupan por el bienestar de los caballos, siempre buscan que tengan el mejor cuidado y que la gente esté feliz, una de las muchas razones por las cuales siempre escogería Twisted Tree Farm es porque siempre ponen a los caballos primero, el staff es extremadamente preparado y dedicado.
Las lecciones que dan te hacen ser un mejor jinete y una mejor persona hacia los caballos ya que te dicen la importancia de mantener a tu caballo sano y en buenas condiciones, además de la oportunidad de tener a Janet Hischer entrenandote, que sin duda alguna es la mejor jinete y entrenadora en Arizona.
Cuando pienso en Twisted Tree Farm pienso en profesionalismo, atencion a los detalles, excelente entrenamiento y cuidado, gran servicio y sobre todo, familia.
-Guillermo Islas Quintana, México City, México

When I arrived at Twisted Tree Farm in Scottsdale I did not know anyone and I found a family atmosphere, which welcomed me with open arms, extremely professional that care about the welfare of the horses, always looking for the best care and that the People are happy, one of the many reasons why I would always choose Twisted Tree Farm is because they always put the horses first, the staff is extremely prepared and dedicated.
The lessons they give make you a better rider and a better person to the horses because they tell you the importance of keeping your horse healthy and in good condition, as well as the opportunity to have Janet Hischer training, which is undoubtedly the best rider and coach in Arizona.
When I think of Twisted Tree Farm I think of professionalism, attention to detail, excellent training and care, great service and above all, family.​ -Guillermo Islas Quintana, México City, México
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