Through the equine program at Ironwood Boarding School, I have been working with minis, ponies, and horses on a day-to-day basis from April 2018 to December 2019. Throughout this work I have learned to connect with horses through natural horsemanship. My instructor was Joy Baker M.Ed., C.A.S., a horse trainer of over 25 years. She taught me many different techniques for creating a trust-based bond with horses such as the concept of “Join-Up” developed by Monty Roberts. At Ironwood I would regularly care for the horses through cleaning and mucking stalls, grooming, bathing, and feeding. Along with that I also was involved with EAT (equine assisted therapy), regular Join-Up exercises, and observed a number of veterinary and farrier appointments. Through various recent stable hand jobs, I have also gained experience with managing and maintaining barn facilities along with sole charge of 15+ horses at a time.
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Joy Baker was also my riding instructor and taught me Dressage riding technique for the first time in 2018 through December of 2019. As of 2020 I have gained experience with English, Western, and Saddle Seat riding as well. From February 2020 through September, I started weekly lessons at Janet Keesling Stables in Noblesville, Indiana, primarily centered around Western technique. I now ride English at Hunter’s Pointe in Cicero, Indiana, where I am beginning to learn hunter/jumper techniques.
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