Currently studying at university but in previous equine jobs duties have included; grooming, mucking out, general yard work, riding/schooling, lunging, hacking, turning out horses to show/sales standard etc.
I have had my own horses from the age of five and have worked with a variety of horses - from riding school ponies to thoroughbred yearlings bred for racing. Between the ages of twelve to fifteen I enjoyed helping at my friends riding school this involved taking treks, general yard duties such as mucking out and leading ponies in lessons. Latterly I worked on stud yard which bred Thoroughbred racehorses, here I worked with the broodmares yearlings and foals- everything from mucking out, foaling time and at the sales. Working here I learned a lot about working with youngsters, I then used this experience at home when breaking and bringing on my own horse.
I enjoy working with young horses I find I have a calm and patient personality which puts them at ease in new environments. I particularly enjoy schooling and turning out horses to attend shows/sales. Two years ago I passed my B + E category driving test and I am confident towing horses. My course at Glasgow University includes studies on animal care and welfare (including horses) along with my previous experience I feel I am competent enough to care for a string of horses to a high standard.
When I was younger I was very interested in show jumping however recently I have become more interested in eventing as I enjoy all three spheres! Previously working with racehorses has gained me an interest also into racing and national hunt. I also like to lend a hand helping my friends in showing/working hunter classes however have never competed in any myself.
When I was younger I enjoyed competing and winning only at local shows however my current horse is quite young and I have yet to take her to any larger competitions.
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