It is important for me to find a job which is permanent, competitive, aiming for the top yet the horses have to come first.
5 A's at National Higher Qualifications
Pony Club C Test
3.5 tonne Horse Box experienced driving two big horses
Duties of Current Occupation
Making sure the horses get the best care possible in order to be at their best
-running of yard
-Feeds, Vet, Physio,Hay
-Excercising (schooling, jumping, hacking, gallops, lunging)
Equine Work Experience
I have owned and had my own horses through owners who i have comepted at Dressage and Eventing with mainly with occasional Showjumping and Hunting.
6 months spent at Professional Family Showjumping Yard, most of my knowledge of caring for first class competition horses was learnt here. My daily duties were mucking out to a high standard, coming up with a weekly excercise program for the horses and ponies depending on their comeptition scedule, daily treatments such as the zamar machine, mag rug, laser and cyclessage treatments. A lot of time was spent travelling to shows with 6 Horses at most, My job included getting all horses/ponies ready, packing the waggon, making up feeds, preparing the horses. I was in charge of daily washing, grooming of the horses and excersing/schooling on a daily basis. I was also in charge of feeding and keeping the horses at top level under instruction of the Yard Owner.
I always put the horses first no matter what, they receive the best care possible at all times.
-Sole charge when needed
-always wanting to improve
-calm and quiet around horses
-soft hands, I don't have bad habits which maybe transferred onto horse when schooling/hacking
-general understanding of feeding and adjusting this to workload
Type of Ride Work
Spent months in the summer with 4* Event rider as an apprentice my role included mucking out the high standard, using the walker, daily phsyio for the horses, hacking, schooling taking the horses to the gallops, competition grooming, preparing for shows (packing lorry, prepping horses) (only left due to university commitments)
4 years spent helping at the local RDA yard teaching, training schoolmasters and competing.
Pony Club and county Showjumping/ Working Hunter
Local and National Shows
3 year running competitor at the Scottish and British Dressage Championships placing in the Top 3 and Scottish and British overall Champion twice
Eventing - 1 day events
Areas of Expertise
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