- Age 24 years
- Date of Birth 27th June 1996
- Had previous paid employment within the equine industry? Locked
- Preferred Countries United Kingdom
- County/State/Region Devon, UK
- Job Category Full Time
- Earliest start date 30th September 2019
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- Notice period 4 weeks
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- Live in or out Live in
- Co-habiting? Locked
- Full Postcode if live out (Private) Locked
- Expected Job Level Groom/Rider
- Animals to bring to a job Locked
- Describe the animal/s you HAVE to bring to the job (if applicable) Locked
- Can drive Car
- Own car? Car
- Height 5’4” / 162cm
- Approximate weight 10st / 63.5kg / 140lb
- Total years experience with horses Locked
- Previous paid/work experience Locked
- Future disciplines Family Yard
- Riding Role? Locked
- Nationality British
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- Qualifications Locked
- Equine Skills Exercise/Hack Out
- Non-Equine Skills Locked
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Experience with Horses
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I am passionate about anything equine related. At home, are three horses all of which are looked after to a high standard with their manes and tails pulled, trimmed fetlocks and muzzles. All three have a hunting clip during winter. Also having equipment clean to a high standard such as tack and brushes. Being around animals (particulary horses) I have a good eye for any changes, from work and at home I am confident with dealing with vets, or any other stressful situations such as colic. I am used to following vetenary advice without being overwhelmed by pressure and am confident in monitoring. With the horses at home and also other horses such as friends, I have been hunting for several seasons and enjoy it, keen to jump but always putting the horse first. Other activities have been fun rides, hacking, lessons, beach rides, lunging and general love and effection. During hunting I like the horses looking very presentable, which includes bathing and plaiting the mane. Having been riding since the age of two I have learnt to adapt my riding skills to different horses by always having light seat and relaxed hands. Horses that throw in a buck or spook does not phase me.
At a young age I started to learn the basics of riding and horse care at Devonish Pitt riding school and started to volunteer with the mucking out, turning in and out, grooming, tack cleaning, tacking up and assist with riding lessons at the age of 12. After leaving school I went to Bicton college and did the level 2 Diploma in horse care. The yard duties would include mucking out, feeding and watering the horses to a high standard and tidying the yard making sure there were no hazards to the horses or other students. Each horse would have their own risk assessments which would be deligently followed. Any extra jobs would be foot pads, tack cleaning and bathing the horses. At Bicton during the winter season the horses would be clipped. During the riding lessons we would be assigned to a horse by our abilities. I was often put on to the greener horses as I am not phased and ride in a calm yet firm mannor. The riding lessons would either be flat work or jump, I am a keen, confident rider and enjoy jumping. I am confident in all paces. At Bicton we were asked to find a work experience placement for a week, I was lucky enough to go to Isle Valley vets and assisted, I have also attended a full horse post mortem which was very interesting.
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
- using own initiative
- working alone and in a team
- communication skills
- confident/competent rider
- understanding in equine behavior
- first aid trained
- experience with vets, dentist and farriers
- monitoring horses
- know what to look for in a sick horse
Strengths and Weaknesses
• What do you most enjoy about working with horses?
- loved horses since a young age
- love the bond and trust you can gain
- being outdoors
- the adrenaline rushes
- being active
• Is there anything you’d like to improve?
- would like to gain more experience with lunging
- would like to gain experience in a racing saddle
- gain more experience clipping
- more experience with a variety of horses (you can never know it all)
• Why should employers consider you above any other job seeker?
I am a strong motivated groom. I enjoy working with horses, equines are my passion.
• What would you like to do or gain in your next job?
More experience within the equine world. Always keen to further my skills and knowledge. I would like to gain my towing license as I know that would be an advantage to any yard manager.
• Do you need accommodation?
• Do you have any special requirements for any animals you wish to bring with you?
• Do you have any ongoing commitments?
• Do you have any holidays booked that an employer needs to know of?