Stud farm based on 800 acres. We are looking for a self motivated person experienced in starting/backing our youngsters. Our homebred youngsters are of show cob size and hunters so are mostly of a quiet disposition. Someone that prides themselves in making a good job - we don't want a production line putting unnecessary pressure on our horses. The horses will be sold as all rounder riding club types.The owner of the yard specialises in natural horsemanship so empathy to these methods would be desired but good horsemanship skills are definitely a requirement. We use a round pen system and then try to get the horses hacking out - going forward before schooling in a confined area. We like to take the time it takes and pride ourselves in producing quality, safe, happy horses. Some more details can be seen on the yards FB pages - Ardmedden Horses, Ardmedden Equestrian and Natural Horse Training , Ardies Club and Ardmedden Farm Ride.
Good sense of humour. Genuine horse lover with a kind way. Self motivated. Pride in work. Must be experienced in starting and dealing with different types of horses. Being competent at long reining would be useful. Also basic foot trimming would be an advantage although we have a farrier regularly attending the yard it is good for the youngsters to be gradually introduced to having their feet done.
Required Key Skills
Being part of a fun loving, experienced team. Lots of variety and no matter how experienced the candidate is there will be lots of opportunity for learning. Lots of clinicians/trainers attend the yard (not so many at present because of the Covid situation) and you will be able to participate in some of these clinics.
Equestrian training centre
Regular clinics for those interested in natural horsemanship, showing, eventing and show jumping.
Heated indoor school 30m x 72m
Cross Country and Jump Cross
Large barns for youngsters