Horse experience is varied and unique which allows my training and riding perspective to be wider and more open-minded. I am comfortable working and getting my hands dirty working, riding, training, teaching, and I feel that my flexibility and go-getter attitude is an asset for any job with horses.
Duties of Current Occupation
Train and rehab horses for a rescue in KY
Equine Work Experience
16 years formal instruction in hunter/jumper with some experience in eventing, western pleasure, and barrel racing. Experienced with instructing students of all ages and levels in hunter/jumper, low level dressage, and hunt-seat equitation as well as basic in-hand patterns, horse handling, saddling, and showing. Show experience in hunter/jumper, equitation, and high jump. Competed in Open hunter under saddle and over fences divisions for 4 years with Ball State’s team in IHSA. Have jumped up to 4’6” and ridden courses up to 3’6”. CPR/First Aid and Back-Country Rescue certified.
Horse training, OTTB retraining, hunter/jumper
Type of Ride Work
I have worked with horses in a wide variety of ways, from basic barn chores, teaching riding lessons and training horses with a focus on OTTBs. I have worked rehabbing and retraining injured, abused, and neglected horses, gentled feral horses, led trail rides, and organized and taught horse riding camps. I also worked at a dude ranch for 2 years where I helped manage a string of 120+ horses, taught western riding on the trail, and supervised the safety of riders aged 6+.
Due to financial restraints, I was limited in my ability to compete high level growing up. But now I have recommitted myself to my riding and training and have the drive and ambition to go far.
Areas of Expertise
Working with children
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