We are a family farm situated in the north east corner of Scotland.
Temporary Spring/Summer post.
In addition to our main farming comitments we have a growing Equestrian enterprise with first class facilities specialising in Irish Draught horses and Haflinger ponies.
We are now looking for a person to assist with the welfare of the horses and to handle youngsters in preparation for backing.
For the more experienced applicant the opportunity to help with further training and riding is available. The successful candidate should be able to turn a horse out to a high standard for potential buyers and have a keen eye in maintaining them in good healthy condition.
Most of our horses are out at grass and we are lucky to be situated on the site of a former dairy farm so have an excellent system of fields and gates for when moving horses to the barns. Some mucking out as required. Handling foals and youngsters getting them used to picking up feet and leading. Experience of bare foot trimming would be advantagous. Would maybe also suit someone or a couple with Agriculture experience travelling Europe. There is opportunity to receive training from excellent visiting trainers and instructors and to compete at local level. Show jumping, showing and eventing are the main yard interests. Must be able to work well in a team environment although will be self motivated as may be working alone a lot of the time. Really fun place to be and we like to be flexible and fair but expect respect and dedication from our staff with our horses welfare always coming first. Advantage being able to operate farm loader for feeding horses and mucking out stables. Job would maybe also suit handyman that has experience with horses.
Applicant should be really confident about horses. Although we use natural horsemanship methods the applicant should realise that we are still backing youngsters and starting their education in a kind, confident way. This requires an individual that has a good degree of common sense and not be nervous around horses. The job skill requirements are not set hard and fast. We have staff who already have these skills and as we work as a team we all work together in getting the job done.
Excellent live in accomodation.
Fun easy going job for someone that genuinely loves working with horses.
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 Monarch stabling Large barns for youngsters Livery yard