At 23 years old I'm passionate about, experienced in and dedicated to what I do.
Being only 5'2" and weighing just 7st allows me to ride the smaller ponies, yet having had lots of various experiences riding I am also able to ride the bigger horses.
Starting out in a riding school in 2006, I knew a career in horses was what I was going to go on and do. I then started loaning one of the riding school ponies and spent every possible hour there riding, helping out and learning everything I could. Whilst being home educated I went on to work at the yard part time, looking after the livery horses before moving up to looking after the competition horses and acting as their show groom.
In 2009 I was lucky enough to have a horse of my own who I still own and have sole responsibility for. Owning Potts, my 15hh, 20 year old welsh cob x has been very eventful, yet satisfying! He came with many quirks and has been quite a challenge. After a period of show jumping we then turned our hand to dressage. Potts was 13 at the time and he'd previously not been very well schooled so this was a long process. But with a bit of patience and a lot of hard work we have worked our way up from intros through prelims and are now doing novice tests. Along with dressage we have also started showing. I have also taken Potts hunting and to some cross-country rallies in the past.
In 2015 I also bought a 2yro, welsh section a, black colt who is now 5, gelded and I show in hand. I have backed, broken and am slowly producing Noa under saddle.
A number of years ago I was approached about doing private liveries and riding other people's horses. This is what made me decide to become self employed and offer my services.
Whilst being home educated I studied a stable management course through Stonebridge College, letting me study the theory side whilst putting it into practice working.
My qualifications include:
Level 3 Diploma in Stable Management
BHS Stage 1
BHS Riding and Road Safety
BHS Stage 2
Equinology Equine Anatomy (Pre-course to equine body worker)
Currently I am studying towards:
BHS Stage 3
Qualifying as an Equine Body Worker.
Delyth Owen Equine Services