- Age 25 years
- Date of Birth 14th August 1995
- Had previous paid employment within the equine industry? Locked
- Preferred Countries United Kingdom
- County/State/Region Anywhere, Hampshire, UK
- Job Category Full Time, Part Time, Permanent, Short Term (Temporary)
- Earliest start date 31st August 2020
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- Notice period N/A
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- Live in or out Live in, Live out
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- Expected Job Level Groom, Part of a Team, Sole Charge, Assistant Head Person, Head Person, Stud Groom, Other
- Animals to bring to a job Locked
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- Can drive Car
- Own car? Car
- Height 5’2” / 157cm
- Approximate weight 9st / 57.2kg / 126lb
- Total years experience with horses Locked
- Previous paid/work experience Locked
- Future disciplines Family Yard, Foaling, Livery, Pony Club Activities, Racing Flat, Racing NH, Riding for the Disabled (RDA), Rescue, Rehabilitation, Riding School, Stud, Training Yard/Positions
- Riding Role? Locked
- Nationality British
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- Equine Skills Bandage, Broodmares, Clip, Equine First Aid, Foaling/Foal Watch, Maintenance Skills, Muck Out, Sales Preparation, Sole charge, Young Stock Handler
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Experience with Horses
Fully qualified and insured veterinary physiotherapist with a degree in BSc (Hons) Veterinary Physiotherapy from Harper Adams University.
Experience working with thoroughbred foals, weanlings, yearling colts and fillies, two-year olds and older horses. Work at a flat racing turned pre-training/rehabilitation yard (non-rider). Duties there included mucking out stables and sweeping on the yard, grooming, turning horses out and leading them on and off the horse walker and vibrating floor equine solarium. In charge of nebulising and using ultrasound on specific horses, under supervision from the head girl and director. Helping fill ice boots and administer them to horses. Assisting with cleaning and folding of laundry, making up feeds, changing various rugs and general care of the horses. Carrying out evening rounds and morning first feeds, including locking up and unlocking the premises. Opportunities to observe and assist with veterinary, physiotherapy and chiropractor practices and visits. Performing range of motion exercises and techniques on specific horses.
Most recently worked at a racehorse stud. Performed all duties including mucking out stables and sweeping on the yard, grooming, feeding, leading horses on and off the horse walker and holding for the vet and farrier. Also performed stud specific dutites inlcuding sitting up, foaling, weaning, teasing, hand-walking weanlings, yearlings and older horses for sales preperation, and going to stud for coverings. Opportunities to assess, treat and provide physiotherapeutic intervention for horses out of training.
Experience handling and seeing for physiotherapy clinics various breeds of horse and pony, including ponies and horses at an agricultural college, former racehorses, happy hackers etc.
Horse-sitting retired racehorses for family friends.
What are you particularly good at? For example: working alone, working with others, clipping, plaiting, turning out for shows, handling stallions, handling/riding young horses, non-equine skills etc
Working alone and in a team. Following Instructions. Veterinary Physiotherapy. Rehabilitation. Handling Thoroughbreds of all ages. Grooming. Hard-working. Adaptable.
Strengths and Weaknesses
• What do you most enjoy about working with horses?
Getting to know each individual, their characteristics and personality. Watching them in their career paths and development, and following their progress when they move on to pastures new. I especially enjoying all aspects of foaling.
• Is there anything you’d like to improve?
I have had the opportunity to observe skills such as lungeing, long-reining etc. but have not had the chance to learn or perform these myself. These are something I would like to learn how to do. Similarly, I have only recently been taught how to clip and bandage, so I would like to have more opportunities to practice and improve in these.
• Why should employers consider you above any other job seeker?
I have proven in my previous employment that I am a hard worker and a quick learner. Even if I do not currently have all the skills you are looking for, I am always keen to learn and know I can do so quickly. I am very adaptable and keen to learn in new areas and disciplines.
My veterinary physiotherapy degree is something not all other job seekers will have. With this I can assist in the treatment and rehabilitation of horses, as well as doing everyday yard work.
• What would you like to do or gain in your next job?
I would like to broaden my horizons in my next job. Be that learning new skills, or working with horses in a new discipline or sector. Ideally I am looking for a step up into a position with more responsibility.
I would also love to use my veterinary physiotherapy and rehabilitation skills to a greater degree, as that is one of my great passions.
• Do you need accommodation?
No if the job is local to home (central Hampshire). Yes if further afield.
• Do you have any special requirements for any animals you wish to bring with you?
• Do you have any ongoing commitments?
To remain a member of the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP) I have to complete 50 continued professional developemnt (CPD) hours each year which means I have to have to spend a few days each year (spread throughout the year) at various conferences etc.
• Do you have any holidays booked that an employer needs to know of?