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Working Student

Lebanon, Ohio 45036
United States
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Date Posted: 07/12/2018 | Last Updated: 10/05/2018
General Farm Labor, Working Student
Positions Available:
Full Time
Annual Salary Range:
Not Specified
Minimum Education Level:
Horse Breeds Associated With This Job:
Any Breed
Languages Required:
Any Language
Drivers license required?
Commercial drivers license required?
Own car required?
Pets allowed?
Non-smoker required?
Live on site?
Will pay to relocate?
Height/Weight Specifications
(For riding positions only)
Height:   ft   in
Weight:   lbs
About The Facility
Dancing Horse Farm (DHF) is an elite sporthorse facility specializing in dressage located in Lebanon, Ohio, halfway between Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio. DHF's owner and head trainer is Grand Prix rider and trainer Jen Truett, who got to Grand Prix in 6 years on a horse that she bought for $1 because he was crippled. As a result of that and many other similar experiences, she is highly knowledgeable about how to maintain high performance horses as well as how to bring back a horse that has been ill or injured. We also have two other trainers aside from Jen (one specializing in jumping/eventing and one being a dressage judge) that you can choose to work with.
We are a training and competition barn, teaching riders with their own horses through Grand Prix. We also host numerous clinics with internationally known clinicians (Mary Wanless, Dr. Gerd Heuschmann, David de Wispeleare, etc.) and often host USDF events such as the ā€œLā€ program.
Job Description
ISO: DRESSAGE WORKING STUDENTS!!! We have 2 positions open to work for Grand Prix dressage rider/trainer Jennifer Truett at Dancing Horse Farm, Lebanon Ohio. Our working students need to be cheerful, enthusiastic, hard-working, reliable and have their own transportation. You should have experience with handling and riding horses, be able to successfully work as part of a team and have good communication skills. In addition to a salary, housing for yourself (female-only dormitory) and board for one horse, you will receive riding instruction from any of our 4 trainers and will learn about barn management, horse care and other things according to your skill and experience level.
As a DHF working student, as opportunities arise, you will learn about the many ways horses can be treated for various lamenesses, soreness, and the various modalities used to maintain high performance horses. This job is an outstanding educational opportunity.

Working students are also responsible for the care and day-to-day management of FEI level Owner's personal show horses and all training horses.

Duties include, but are not limited to: tacking, warm-up/cool-down hand walking, basic medical and therapeutic care, tack cleaning, show preparation, show grooming, braiding.

This position also requires excellent interpersonal communication skills to facilitate clear communication between Owner/Head Trainer and staff, veterinarian, farrier, body workers, etc. Groom must be able to work quickly, start and stay on time, and follow directions.

Applicant must also be able to logically process information, develop a game plan, communicate their ideas clearly and succinctly, implement agreed upon processes, and follow up/check-in with everyone in communication loops.

Applicant must thrive on intense attention to every minute detail of each horse, noticing even minor changes from normal states: physical, mental, social, appetite, etc.
Job Requirements
Live-in position required, female only dormitory, no dogs allowed
Board for one horse, housing, lessons with one of four onsite trainers, paid twice monthly
Description of Housing Provided
Apartment onsite, 1-2 roommates possible, female only, no dogs allowed