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General Information

  • Age 18 years
  • Date of Birth 27th February 2002
  • Had previous paid employment within the equine industry? Locked
  • Preferred Countries United Kingdom
  • County/State/Region Anywhere
  • Job Category Full Time
  • Earliest start date 9th September 2020
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  • Notice period 4 Weeks
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  • Live in or out Live in
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  • Expected Job Level Trainee
  • 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? None
  • Height 5’3” / 160cm
  • Approximate weight 10.5st / 66.7kg / 147lb
  • Total years experience with horses Locked
  • Previous paid/work experience Locked
  • Future disciplines Livery, Rehabilitation, Showing, Trekking
  • Riding Role? Locked
  • Nationality British
  • Languages spoken Locked
  • Qualifications Locked
  • Equine Skills Exercise/Hack Out, Lunging, Management Skills, Muck Out, Plait, Pull Mane/Tail, Ride, School, Show Turnout, Work with children
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I have 3 years of experience working on a livery yard where I carried out duties such as mucking out, feeding, bring in/turnout, removing muck from paddocks, sweeping and maintenance such as painting the arena.

I also have a level 3 diploma in Equine Management, in this l2 year course, my first year I learnt: Competition Grooming where we learnt to plait up, groom, quater Mark, looking for abnormalities and produce a horse for show turnout.

Horse welfare: writing a report of the horse welfare act with subject matters written on the 5 freedoms.

Biology which we got to watch a dissection of a racehorse as well as do our own to which we had legs, hearts and lungs of a horse as well as other biological systems and anatomy of a horse, tack and equipment uses correct ways of using, fitting and reasons for them

health and safety at work Act

Feeding and nutrition: what a horse requires, base on age, work load, rider capability, temperament and the horses health. What goes into some feeds and the benefits.

Horse behaviour: in the wild compared to domesticated horses, vices, herds and hierarchy. Evolution and flight or fight.

Going into my second year we were taught how to work horses from the ground; here we were given opportunities to work with the college horses on the lunge.

Grassland management; learning what is good a sward, types of grasses, management of grassland e.g. Cultivation, harrowing etc. Disease, pests and weeds and how to deal with them. As well as growing grass for use of forage for horses as well as other livestock.

Estate Management: repairing fences, cutting back overgrown hedgerows, setting up and repainting jumps, laying a path with gravel, taking a part and repairing/painting jump wings all this done with written risk assessments.

Event Management: setting up and organising our own event, job assigning, contingency planning, budgeting, working out expenses and the profit made from the event, following guidelines to events such as checking passports etc.

Buisness: learning about how to set up a equine buisness, different sectors with in, different types of companies and buisness that connect to yours e.g supply or provide, your competitors as well as where you are located and what people are looking for. Working out wages, contractors, employees etc you might require. Ways of saving money

Rehabilitation:  learning how to rehabilitate and bring back into work, fitness plans, therapies etc

As well as carrying out yard duties on the college yard. This includes skipping out and mucking out, hand walking, turnlut/bring in, sweeping, feeding, water buckets, removing ragwort and droppings from paddocks, sweeping horse walker, sorting out hay barn and wheelbarrow shed, cleaning drains, rug changing and grooming.



Key Skills

Work well alone or as part of a team.




Good time management


Can groom and plait up horses for shows.

Muck out well to a good industry standard and time.


Strengths and Weaknesses

• What do you most enjoy about working with horses?

Being around them, carrying out all jobs and work required to be done to maintain well being.

• Is there anything you’d like to improve?

On own confidence with people and improve more on handling with stronger horses.

Own riding.

• Why should employers consider you above any other job seeker?

I have a willingness to work and learn to develop my knowledge and skills so I can become the best version and put in the effort to get to where I want to be. I am enthusiastic about what I do and want to prove what I can do.


• What would you like to do or gain in your next job?

Development of knowledge and skills. Would love to be a yard assistant or Assiting manager.

Groom and turnout horses for shows.

• Do you need accommodation?

Yes but in time find own.

• Do you have any special requirements for any animals you wish to bring with you?

Yes, my own horse.

• Do you have any ongoing commitments?


• Do you have any holidays booked that an employer needs to know of?




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