Formal training in both english and western from 6 until 10 through a non profit program stable. worked in independent stables/horseowners to hack as a teen
2yrs at montanova stables in Keswick, va learning EVERY aspect of running a non profit stable.
Duties of Current Occupation
part owner/operator in family Buisness as a baker, event coordination, and media /marketing, on property caretaker of a long time family friend and her horses but my heart longs for my former life of shows and working horses not "paddock ornaments."
Equine Work Experience
Currently an on property caretaker for 7 mares, 1 yearling filly and 1 senior gelding (all Off track race horses and rescues except 1 spring surprse that is the product of my 12yr old mare and a loose stud and a neighboring stable) was a student of a nonprofit lesson program and went on to manage a nonprofit lesson stable with 35 + horses in a 16 stall barn on a shoestring budget. Major veterinary skills. Grooming for local competitions, very attentive to detail, strong leadership skills, can handle spirited studs, broodmares, foals and yearlings with ease and safety. (Teaching a yrling to lunge withut a lead and basic groundwork is always my favorite aspect as its mostly just playtime..) can trim hooves and pull wayward shoes. Big belief in natural horsemansip....can work on a broken foot XD maintains mucking stalls is more therapeutic than any therapist can offer.
Animal rescuer. Talented baker of both human and animal treats. Excellent marketing skills. Novice linguist (spreekt nederlands, Engels, spanish, Deutsche, Italian, swedish, French and Turkish but very in love with the Netherlands, Professional housekeeper for high profile clients (former yrs), Buisness Management (recent/present) and come with a high pain tolerance
Type of Ride Work
Intermediate: jumping, ground poles/coursework
Some dressage and equitation
Decidedly a weak rider because I'm always too busy fussing over them to want burden them for a ride!
Local competitions only as a child. do not compete anymore, however, i refused competing on any real level because my love is for the horses not competing Grooming skills intermediate (French knots are my enemy) Plaiting skills are excellent. Clip, trim, pulling, bathing, product knowledge, can make any funky mud covered grass stained white/gray horse spotless And do damage control on any sun bleached coat.
Well versed in pink noses and their need for sunscreen XD
Areas of Expertise
Working with children
Working with the disabled
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