Equine Groom Apprenticeship - Intermediate (Level 2)

Louise Davison (Employer)

Haddon Training Ltd (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £166.00
40.0 hours per week Monday - Friday, shifts TBC.
12 months (duration)
4 February 2021(start date)
Equine Groom (apprenticeship standard)
2 February 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

A great opportunity for an Apprentice Groom to train with a top yard that specialises in Producing and Training Dressage Horses for sponsors and owners. You will work towards a Level 2 Equine Groom apprenticeship standard.


When the yard owner is away, the horse will be worked to an agreed plan.

This will include:

  • Lunging - using reins, chambon, rubber neck stretcher and pessoa
  • Parelli type work
  • Long reining
  • Working with trotting poles
  • Hacking for relaxation and fitting
  • Schooling

Extra responsibilities will include:

  • Clipping/plaiting
  • Preparing horses for competitions
  • Cleaning the lorry living area and horse area
  • Keeping grooming kit clean and organised
  • Organising rugs; checking they are correctly fitted and are clean and mended
  • Cleaning outside toilet and topping up toilet roll
  • Attending training clinics and competitions which may be outside working hours and involve staying away
  • Levelling the school
  • Keeping the straw and haylage area tidy
  • Liaising with the vet and farrier
  • Liaising with the horse physiotherapist and chiropractor and following exercise and massage plans

Future Prospects

Possibility of a Level 3 Senior Equine Groom apprenticeship upon completion of the Level 2.

Reality Check

Accommodation will be available and able to take your own horse.

Skills Required

  • Experience with horses is preferable
  • Good timekeeping skills

Qualities Required

  • Enthusiastic and hardworking
  • Punctual
  • Confident handling and riding horses
  • Willing to work outside in all weathers

Qualifications Required

No formal qualifications required but ability to complete L1/L2 Functional skills.

Training Provided

Level 2 Equine Groom apprenticeship standard.

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