Friday, May 6, 2016

New opportunities!!

Two things have changed recently and both for the better.
Firstly, I have been offered a new job :) I will be working at a racing stables with one of the best in the business!! I'm not usually so keen on the racing industry but this place is different. They actually care for their horses and don't start them extremely young. They have the success to show for it!!
So I will be starting on the 24th at 4am -10 am, working the horses, and caring for them, after a year I have the opportunity to become an apprentice jockey. But as of yet I'm not 100% sure if I want to go down that road. I may decide that I enjoy it and want to do some jockeying after that time but we will watch this space.

Secondly there is a new grazing manager at the pony club where I keep 3 of my horses. The first day she has been there there she called me and I went round to her place for a coffee. This lady has made so many positive improvements already. She has blown up a map of the grounds and told us how she will be organising the groups of horses and rotations of the paddocks. She sat all us people that graze their down and asked us all exactly what we want our horses to be eating and which horses we don't mind them grazing with. They get grass everyday strip grazed with either hay or haylage (whichever we prefer) to go along with that.
The grounds are already looking a lot better and there is so many postive improvements already.


L.Williams said...

Ooo very exciting! I always wanted to work on the racetrack.

Sand. said...

The grazing schedule sound awesome! Nice to have someone who's working with intensive barn management I imagine :) And yay to the new job!! :D Hope you have a blast with it! Nothing like the track in the early mornings!

T said...

Congrats on the new job! :)

Liz Stout said...

Congratulations on your new job!