To provide care for the horses at home and assist with competition preparation to ensure the smooth running of the yard and facilities.
Follow feeding, cleaning and water schedules set by Head/Competition Groom.
Cleaning and maintenance of tack/leatherwork and other items including rugs, boots, bandages, etc.
Other day to day tasks such as mucking out, feeding, turning out/in, lunging and preparing horses for exercise including knowledge of tack requirements for each horse.
Communicate with vet, farrier, dentist, physio in absence of Head/Competition Groom or Owner.
Assist in preparation for competitions, training and events.
To cover specific tasks agreed when other staff absent.
Ensure all tack and consumable repairs and requirements are noted and reported to Head/Competition Groom including bedding, feed, veterinary supplies.
Report any maintenance issues to Head/Competition Groom/Owner.
Assist in horse care and yard maintenance as required for all BOS horses.
Ensure all fields are kept clear of droppings and poisonous plants and facing safe and effective.
Lunging and Horse Walker familiarity for all horses.
Act professionally, with discretion, courteously and effectively at all times
To maintain effective and positive working relationships with staff, consultants, partner organisations, external organisations, sponsors and clients
Experience of handling youngstock and broodmares
Experience of managing (unwell) horses and rehabilitation techniques and programmes
Good communication skills
Team Player who is also able to work in isolation on occasions
Willing to undertake relevant additional training as required
An eye for attention to detail
Flexible and responds positively to new challenges
5 1/2 days per week
Salary £18/20k per annum (dependant on experience)
28 days holiday per annum
Sickness cover in line with Statutory Requirements
- Earliest start date 1st May 2019
- Continent/Country United Kingdom
- Position/s available Groom, Part of a Team, Competition Groom
- Postcode/postcode region (if live out)
- Yard disciplines/Activities Competitions, Dressage, Eventing, Hunting, Showjumping, Stud
- Riding No riding required
- Required Skills Bandage, Broodmares, Equine First Aid, Lunging, Muck Out, Plait, Pull Mane/Tail, Show Turnout, Sole charge
- Non-equine skills required None
- Accommodation provided Shared with other employee
- Days per week 5 1/2
- Salary currency GBP
- Salary guide 18-20K
- Salary Period Annually
- Must Drive Car
- Must have own car? Yes
- Pets welcome? Possibly
- Own horse welcome? No
- Smoking allowed? No
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