- Age 23 years
- Date of Birth 30th July 1998
- Had previous paid employment within the equine industry? Locked
- Preferred Countries United Kingdom, Wales, Scotland, Europe
- County/State/Region Anywhere
- Job Category Full Time
- Earliest start date 16th January 2022
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- Notice period Yes. 1 week
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- Live in or out Live in, Live out
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- Expected Job Level Groom/Rider, Part of a Team, Sole Charge, Admin/Office-based
- Animals to bring to a job Locked
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- Can drive Car
- Own car? Car
- Height 5’5” / 165cm
- Approximate weight 11.5st / 73kg / 161lb
- Total years experience with horses Locked
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- Future disciplines Racing NH, Rehabilitation, Sales
- Riding Role? Locked
- Nationality British
- Languages spoken Locked
- Qualifications Locked
- Equine Skills Bandage, Clip, Compete, Equine First Aid, Exercise/Hack Out, Long Rein, Lunging, Maintenance Skills, Muck Out, Plait, Pull Mane/Tail, Ride, Show Turnout, Sole charge
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Experience with Horses
- I have worked with racehorses for the last 7 years. My current work involves riding fit young thoroughbred racehorses of different ages and ability up the gallops, both individually and as part of a string. On the yard I assist the vets on their rounds to treat horses, which can involve anything from ridden scopes to assisting with ultrasound imaging. I also attend race meetings with the horses up and down the country, and am responsible for their care and wellbeing throughout the day.
- I have also taught horse riding at a children’s summer camp in America, where I was based for 2 months. I worked with riding school horses, and was expected to keep them in good health and ensure they were kept in good condition throughout the summer. I taught children of a variety of ages with different levels of ability. The team of 6 riding instructors meant that I had to work efficiently in a team, in order to provide the best education possible to the students.
- My education has been very much equine specific. I spent 5 years at Hartpury College and University, where I gained a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Equine Business Management and a Bsc (Hons) Degree in Equine Science with Therapy. Both these courses were very hands on and practical, where I had the opportunity to carry out work placement in different sectors of the equine industry. I have worked in the Hartpury Equine Events Centre, where I assisted in the running of many different competitions both affiliated and non affiliated. As well as this, I also spent time working in the Hartpury Equine Therapy Centre. During this placement I learnt how to work horses on both a high speed and a water treadmill, and rehabilitating horses from the ground using techniques such as lunging and long reining. In the classroom I covered modules such as diseases and disorders, veterinary Science, Exercise and Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine.
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
- I am well suited to working both alone and in a team environment. I have good initiative and common sense, and have been trusted to work on my own by previous employers. In the past a lot of my work has consisted of working in a team, whether it be on a yard or when riding out on the gallops. I find communication is key in order for tasks to run smoothly, and I am always open to other peoples ideas as well as being confident to put forward my own.
- I have worked full time on a racing yard for a number of years now, and have been expected to plait and turn horses out to a high standard when attending the races. I have also clipped a number of horses both at home and at work.
- Handling young horses is also a key skill I have picked up through my time in racing. A number of young horses come fresh from the breaking yards every season, and it is part of the job to handle these young horses safely and with great understanding. I find the same when it comes to riding them. Patience and understanding are key skills I have learned through handling and riding young horses, they are all different and develop at different rates.
- Away from horses I am also well versed in using all Microsoft software. During my time as a part time waitress I was also taught how to use a till and was trusted to handle money.
Strengths and Weaknesses
• What do you most enjoy about working with horses?
I get great satisfaction from seeing a horse improve itself, whether that be in performance or medically. An example would be that in my current job, I find it a real joy to start riding a weak uneducated young horse and helping them grow and strengthen to then watch them develop into fit racehorses going off to the track for the first time to start their careers. Some take longer than others and it’s this that keeps me passionate, every horse is different and will present you with different challenges. In terms of medical improvements, I have had to nurse a fair few horses back to health both at work and in my personal life. Whether it be from a tendon injury or kissing spine surgery, I find it very satisfying to see a horse through recovery and back to full fitness.
• Is there anything you’d like to improve?
I believe that all knowledge is useful. I am always looking to improve my knowledge and understanding of any aspect of the equine industry. Whether it be in my riding, treating injuries and illnesses or generally developing a deeper insight into the horse itself. I don’t mind which way I go in the industry in my next job, as long as I’m learning new skills and developing my knowledge.
• Why should employers consider you above any other job seeker?
I have always prided myself on being a hard working and loyal employee. I am always happy to work the extra hours, if it means getting a task done properly. Always punctual and never late with a task. I am always willing to learn new skills and try to improve myself as much as I can.
• What would you like to do or gain in your next job?
I feel like I have got everything I can out of my current job. I have worked in racing for 7 seasons now and feel like a change is needed. I would love my next job to challenge me, and gain more experience in a different sector of the industry rather than riding up the gallops every day.
• Do you need accommodation?
I am happy to live on site if required to do so. However, I am just as happy to organise accommodation elsewhere for a live out position.
• Do you have any special requirements for any animals you wish to bring with you?
If the position is live in, the accommodation would have to be dog friendly. If the horse could live on site that would be a bonus, but if not arrangements can be made for him to live off site.
• Do you have any ongoing commitments?
• Do you have any holidays booked that an employer needs to know of?
Yes. 10/03/2022 – 13/03/2022