-barn management -breaking/training, showing -grooming -teaching -competing -farm equipment operation -“handy work” -nutrition -haying -handling youngsters/turn in and out
-mucking stalls, grooming, exercising/hand walking, backing and training, administering medications/wormer/supplements, bandaging, minimal clipping, and some teaching
Stable hand- Whistler Ridge I worked as a barn manager cleaning 35 stalls 4+ a week, bedding, spreading manure with spreader, and occassionally would turn in/out.
Working student/assistant trainer Whisper Wind Equestrian At the same time of being a barn hand, i also worked under the mentorship of a silver medalist dressage trainer in New York. She provided me with by far the most knowledge and education in the horse world that I could write a book if I wanted. -break/train young dressage mounts, nutrition/feeding, teaching kids/clients, turn in/out, grooming/blanketing, min. clipping, bandaging....you name it i did it -watched entire facility for 2 weeks while she was away, took care of all 30 horses and barn duties, and also taught clients and exercised her show horses
I have much more knowledge in breaking and training as well as barn management rather than competing, as much as I would love to it’s something I’ve always been very good at and trusted with by several trainers over the years. I do have some knowledge in breeding/foaling as well along with identifying medical issues or illness as my horse is accident prone ;)
I have no opinion to the type of saddle I’m in, what matters is if the horse is being ridden correctly and not being undone from a poor/lazy rider but do prefer an English or dressage saddle if it comes down to that.
Dressage- ridden up to 3rd level, shown up to 2nd.
Hunter/Jumper-Trained and competed for the majority of my riding career.
Western/Gaming-dabbled in this area as a child like most.
Number of non-attendances (no shows) to job interviews: 0
Number of non-attendances (no shows) to first days of job: 0
Number of Leaving without Notice: 0