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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Several Positions Available!

Competition season approaches!

I need a WS who is comfortable grooming, tacking up, leading my horses, walking them quietly, cooling out, bathing, putting them back in the stalls/paddocks and help with the mountain of tack that needs cleaning. There are more than 15 horses in full work at the moment on and more youngsters rarin’ to join the ranks of horses that work for a living. The day would be expedited greatly if I could have a trusty soul to tack them up and cool them out for me - in a nutshell. 

So that brings up the topic of compensation - after all - nothing in this world is free! ;) I am a USDF Silver and Gold medalist who can teach you how to have a better, more effective seat and not work so hard while doing dressage at any level. There are several schoolmasters here on the property that can help teach you to be a better rider also. The barter system will be hard at work - lessons on trained horses in exchange for your toiling away at the more mundane chores. 

The job is part time - mornings preferably, say 9AM-2PM 5 days a week. I can teach you on your own horse or on one of ours.  If it is one of ours - all the tack (saddle, bridle, etc) are provided as well as instruction from the moment you settle into the tack. We all answer to Mom as the Chief Trainer and Owner of all Horses but I am asking for additional help with her blessing. Your lesson would come after my own list of horses for that day is completed. 

I'm open to talking over what hours/days/responsibilities you have and what you get in exchange. I'm a safety first kind of gal - so don't think you'll be riding without a helmet...cause it's not happening! ;) 
The position opens immediately. 

If you are interested - please send me an email and we can discuss the interviewing process. If you are not local to the area, housing can be discussed but you have to have your own car and insurance. 

If this bit of text seems familiar - this is the same ad that I ran last February! But as a footnote - we are mindful of the weather and the horses' current level of energy combined with safety. Translation - if it's a frigid and they are full of beans - the workday will be adjusted with everyone's safety and long term well being the most important detail. There is a definite master schedule for the horses but there are no heroes among us! Live to do it again the next (warm) day! 

We are also looking for a second working student who is at least a 2nd Level rider with a good seat, kind hands and a sense of humor with young horses. This position includes competition opportunities, housing and other incentives. An eventing and show jumping background with a comparable skill set is more than acceptable. Inquire for more information. 

With the competition season just around the corner, we are also looking for a groom's position to be filled. Grooming, clipping, handling the turnout schedule, blanketing - you would become an important cog in the wheels of the bus that gets us where we have to go. 

A familiarity with operating a broom, a hose, keeping the barn tidy, cleaning get the picture! We want the place to be standing tall when our clients come in the door. That all being said, we have full time stall help, so that particular 'dirty job' is not part of any of the available positions. 

Please inquire for more information. 

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