I have 9 GCSE's at grade A-C. I also completed a Level 3 extended diploma in horse management with the grade DDD*. I have a full driving license.
Duties of Current Occupation
I currently work at redwings horse sanctuary as part of a team that looks after 400 horses. Daily duties vary from doing general yard duties to going around the farm doing daily checks on the horses and giving them their medication/treatments.
Equine Work Experience
I have been around horses for about 13 years starting through a riding school. I then volunteered at a riding school for 2 years where I took part in the daily care and preperation of the horses as well as dealing with the customers and taking money/booking lessons.
I also completed 2 work experience placements whilst at college. My first one was completed on the college yard where I worked as part of a team to complete general yard duties. My second placement was at Pine Lodge School of Classical Equitation. During this placement I was left in charge of the yard on several occasions which meant I had to show initiative and authority in order to get the necessary jobs completed. I was also often left on my own in the afternoon to finish off jobs and check the horses before going home in the evenings.
I have also had experience in owning, loaning and sharing a variety of horses which has given me a valuable insight in the day to day care of different horses.
Type of Ride Work
I enjoy every aspect of riding from schooling to competing. Although I haven't had much opportunity to compete so it's not something I have lots of experience in. I have been riding for about 13 years and mostly enjoy showjumping and cross country but also do lots of schooling and the occasional dressage test. In my riding unit at college I achieved a distinction, this covered schooling and improving a horses way of going, riding a dressage test, show jumping course and cross country course.
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