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ASSISTANT RIDING INSTRUCTOR


Posted 11/19/2020
County Polk
Location Granger ,Iowa
Salary $13 - $14 per hour
Deadline 11/26/2020


Description

1. Provides both individual and group instruction on safe riding practices and techniques, grooming, saddling, and related horse care, and horse behavior to persons with varying riding experience and familiarity with horses; demonstrates techniques while on horseback and on the ground as needed; provides suggestions to riders to improve their skills.

2. Selects and prepares horses for lessons, assessing each horse to determine its suitability for the type of lesson being offered and the experience level of the rider; continually evaluates and identifies any potential behavioral or health issues impacting the horse's suitability for lessons and takes remedial actions as necessary.

3. Develops/implements plans for individual and group lessons, ranging from basic to advanced riding skills and horsemanship instruction; modifies plans as required to adjust to the rider's needs and previous experience.

4. Collects, maintains, and prepares documents and records including but not limited to release forms, fee payments, lesson attendance, rider progress, horse health and behavior, and facilities and premises safety.

5. Assists with monitoring and evaluating facilities and premises to ensure they are safe and well maintained; identifies safety hazards; takes immediate corrective action and/or brings hazards to the attention of appropriate staff to eliminate hazards; terminates lesson if necessary to protect the rider and/or the horse.

6. Brushes, trims, and curries coat of horses; inspects horses for evidence of disease/injury; administers medication and treats horses in accordance with instruction from the Barn Supervisor.

7. Maintains stalls including water and feeding equipment; feeds, waters, and exercises horses; cleans horse quarters and removes manure from paddocks, arenas, and grounds.

8. Assists with monitoring volunteers in existing work methods and proper use of materials/equipment to ensure conformance with accepted standards.

9. Assists in coordinating stable events and developing and implementing recreational programs, and assists with trail rides as needed. 

10. Provides assistance and information to the general public.

11. Performs related duties as assigned.



Qualifications
•Graduation from high school or equivalent, and
•Six months of experience with the care and boarding of horses, or
•Any equivalent combination of training and experience which will have provided the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


To Apply
https://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/hr/job-opportunities/


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