Groom & Training Assistant reports to the Head Trainer/Manager on this private Sport Horse Breeding Farm. General duties are shared with other employees and include, but are not limited to, feeding, haying, turnout, holding horses for the farrier, vet, chiropractor, administration of meds/dewormers, equine first aid, grooming/tacking/cooling out horses for the Trainer. Other duties: occasional horse transport, assisting with foaling, handling foals, halter training, introducing youngsters to grooming/clippers, and close monitoring of all horses. There is minimal stall cleaning. This position may include showing horses contingent upon the situation and your relevant skill level. Sometimes we will need you to hold down the fort while we are gone. Good opportunity to learn more about breeding/foaling, starting horses, dressage. Background in dressage is preferred but not necessary. Assist in groundwork/riding/conditioning as appropriate. Our horses range on average 15.1- 16.1hh with few of them over 16.1hh. Some have very short backs and need riders who take a smaller saddle seat. We need an appropriately sized rider that can fit the smaller, less mature horses (appx. max of 5'6", 150lbs). We currently focus only on dressage and are looking for someone who will be satisfied with a job that does not involve jumping. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED: Please treat this like a job application and send a personalized email through Y&G outlining your relevant experience, tell us what you are looking for in your next job and your earliest date that you could start your new job if you are hired. We want to have the chance to read your profile so we are prepared for a more productive phone interview. For this reason, please do not call us without warning. After reviewing your email we will contact you to set up a telephone interview if it looks like you may have the skills/experience we are looking for. We thank you for your understanding with this request.
Must have experience taking care of multiple horses on a daily basis, be a self-starter, motivated, reliable and work well without constant supervision. We are willing to put the time into filling in any gaps in your knowledge/experience so long as you already have a good foundation in horsemanship.
TBD. We may have accommodations available for an individual (not suitable for families/children/pets).
Private and modest farm engaged in breeding, foaling, showing and sales of Trakehners, Danish Knabstruppers and Appaloosa Sport Horses primarily for dressage. We are located in Shelby County which is probably the most equestrian-populated community in the Birmingham area. We do not board or train outside horses or offer lessons to the public. We have 6 stalls and most horses here are on 24 hour turnout, however, we do stall for injured/sick horses, introducing young horses to stalls, rotating stallions for paddock turnout and for foaling out mares. Usually we will have about 4-5 foals a year but are increasing in our foal production (9 expected in 2013) as we are now promoting and standing two stallions to the public. Our youngsters are handled daily with the goal of raising horses that enjoy and respect human companionship. There is currently a 200'x120' grass arena and a 75' roundpen for training activities. Youngstock and our stallions are shown in USEF, USDF competition.