LIVE IN POSITION AVAILABLE NOW:
Live in position available for someone who is looking for a job with horses, and as a carer for a 39 yr old woman (me!) with health issues. You will need to share the household expenses in a 'housemate' situation on a gorgeous property at Springton, not far from Mt Pleasant/Birdwood/Angaston etc.
Person must be:
# Competant With Horses - will be working with Mares, Foals from newborn to yearlings etc, Stallions (both well behaved but still boys!) and a donkey.
Some stallion experience would be good however not essential if you have a level head on your shoulders and can take direction from myself or others who work with my horses at times.
Feeding horses, checking them for scrapes or injury and treating wounds if required.
There will be some prepping for shows and the opportunity to show in hand and under saddle if you are that way inclined and would like to do it! If you want to do Dressage, Eventing, Jumping etc and we have the suitable horse for the job - then you are more than welcome to do that!
Holding horses for the farrier, vet etc...
# Current drivers licence - Car licence only is fine
P plates upwards - I quite often end up sleeping most of the way on trips to anywhere - sometimes I sleep between home and the supermarket! Experience towing a float would be good - however I am happy to teach and do lots of trips to get you used to it if you are a competent driver....
Might pay you to look up:
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
Chronic Pain, Migraines and Fatigue
Most days it feels like someone is scraping the insides of my bones out with cuttlery and poking me from the outside of the bones with knives at the same time, my joints are in agony and some days I am afraid to shake someones hand because even a light hand shake causes a LOT of pain.
Im all good for showers and all day to day looking after myself there - but just need supervision with sharp objects, help with sweeping and a hand in general dependent on the day I am having - Some days I have trouble cooking or even making a sandwich, and because of my back and joint pain - sweeping and mopping is a killer I can do it but then cant function for a few days! On a really bad day I cant even sit up without passing out, on a good day I can throw hay bales, go fencing, dig post holes, lunge horses, load them on the float, drive etc - I dont know what sort of day Im going to have til I get going!
Thats information overload, and there is lots more to it -but thats a basic run down!
Need someone who is going to be reliable and is looking for a long term opportunity to work with fabulous horses, but not have a terribly structured work schedule. Someone with a sense of humour and the ability to laugh at yourself and mainly at me when I do something silly - which is often! lol....
I am also a photographer and designer - so will also require you to come to shows and be a gear carrier, ear pricker etc!
Please contact me at: email@example.com
in the first instance with your experience and give me a good insight into your personality, and tell me why you would be suitable for the position