Higher National Diploma in Equine Studies - A grade - Pass with distinction
Higher National Certificate in Equine Studies - A grade - Pass with distinction
Advanced Certificate in Horse Care - Pass with distinction
National Certificate in Rural Skills - Pass
British Horse Society Stage 1 - Complete Horsemanship
Safeguarding and Protection of children in sport certificate
BHS Stage 1
Duties of Current Occupation
Carry out general yard tasks such as; mucking out, grooming, plaiting, leading, assistant coaching and communicating with customers.
Equine Work Experience
I have volunteered at Balcurvie Riding School since 2012 where I was introduced to the basics of horse care. From 2017 to 2020 I attended SRUC Oatridge College where further opportunity was given to expand my experience around horses. I attended two weeks of work placement at different yards over each year. During this time I had worked with and cared for TB racehorses, large driving horses and Clydesdale's.
I take pride in leading and delegating a team to the correct role; ensuring everyone works to their own strengths so the task in hand is completed efficiently.
I pride myself on my consistent hard work and desire to work in a tidy environment.
I feel it is as important to be neat and tidy in my own appearance too as i represent the company.
Type of Ride Work
I am a calm and confident rider - would be happy to ride all types/breed of horse although lack experience with youngsters under 6 year old - qualified with BHS Stage 1 in Complete Horsemanship.
Prefer to ride horses on the flat however capable of jumping small courses of approximately 80cm.
I have a small amount of experience in backing and breaking horses into ridden work although i have not often been given the opportunity to ride youngsters.
I have groomed professionally at Blair Athol Horse Trials in 2017, 2018 and 2019 for the Working Hunter Pony class. This involved a lot of planning and preparation on my behalf. I took on the full role of a groom and done everything from bathing and loading the horses to plaiting manes, pulling tails and arranging with the farrier to have stud holes punched into the shoes.
Areas of Expertise
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