Sole charge of yard of 16 horses managing & overseeing all aspects, leading & handling young stock correctly.
Confident to bring on young TB's (x12) for polo; two ponies & two warmbloods in yard that require Dressage & jumping schooling. Development of age, schooling & work or injury appropriate fitness plans, re-starting & re-schooling as necessary, riding green horses in all environments, hacking & working in open spaces, able to ride over poles in specific exercises but not necessarily need to jump.
Experienced horse-person, experience schooling up horses off the track: groundwork, lunging, long-reining - train to work through top-line, collect & comfortably come on to the bit. Working knowledge of muscle development & correct carriage imperative, flatwork riding to a good standard including schooling in lateral/collection/extension work, neck-reining schooling an advantage but not essential.
Working knowledge of correct hoof balance & trimming, shoeing & maintenance & thus able to keep an eye on farrier's work.
Turnout to show standards when required, including trimming, plaiting etc.
Basic knowledge of feeding, ability to plan feeding programmes.
Individual with a mature outlook, strong work ethic & able to work unsupervised.
Supervision of & training grooms / other staff.
Teaching experience an advantage but not essential.
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