Experienced Horse Breaker

Fenwick Farm
Published
November 19, 2020
Location
Boyland
Category
Other  
Job Type
Skills
Breaking In
Base Salary (AUD)
65000
Country
Australia
Street Address
325 Mundoolun Connection Rd
State
Queensland

Description

About Fenwick Farm

Fenwick Farm is a working thoroughbred facility specialising in bespoke breaking-in, pre-training and retraining/rehabilitation of racehorses. Our mission is to develop tailored education and training programming based on every horse’s specific needs. We achieve consistently strong results through persistent attention to detail, unwavering care of horses and a lifetime of experience all within our purpose-built property at Canungra.

Fenwick Farm is located in the Scenic Rim region, convenient to both the Gold Coast and Brisbane, and uniquely positioned to service the thoroughbred racing industry with capacity for over 100 horses, a 1300m sand track, a 1500m grass track, 40m lap pool, 8 horse aqua walker, 2 dry horse walkers, breaking-in yards and a covered sand arena.

The position offered would suit either a person seeking permanent salaried employment as protégé to Greg Bennett, or a short term seasonal contract commencing in January 2021 for a period of approximately four months.  Whilst the hours to fulfill the requirements of this role are flexible, thoroughbred training is a seven day per week undertaking where achievement of various milestones will require your unwavering attention and time investment in order to accomplish the priorities of the farm and the horses in our care.

The Role

Fenwick Farm, under the auspices of Greg Bennett, has built a reputation as a highly respected racehorse education facility.  The position available is instrumental in assisting our current team of breakers headed up by Greg Bennett to continue to produce impeccably educated thoroughbred racehorses of unrivalled quality.

The successful applicant will be an experienced horse breaker, willing to hone their craft under the guidance and instruction of Greg Bennett.  The successful applicant will work closely with, and report directly to, Greg Bennett.

Key Skills

  • Demonstrated experience breaking in juvenile thoroughbred horses, including a thorough understanding of equine behavioural idiosyncrasies
  • Exceptional riding skills and horsemanship abilities
  • Knowledge of thoroughbred stud farms and breeding

Key Personal Attributes

  • Patience and perseverance
  • A willingness to work as an equal contributor to achieve the collective goals of the breaker team, and more broadly, Fenwick Farm
  • Good comprehension skills with ability to follow instructions to the letter
  • Accept and integrate constructive feedback to further develop and improve your current breaker skill set
  • Impeccable organisational skills
  • Pay attention to detail
  • Ability to lead by example and provide direction to junior members of your team
  • Manage high pressure situations and maintain professionalism
  • Be resilient and adapt quickly to changes without notice

Remuneration is in keeping with current market rates, negotiable to be commensurate with applicant skills and experience.

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