Equine apprenticeship at Barefoot Natural Livery Yard

Harmony Equitation Ltd


Closes on Saturday 31 August

Posted on 23 May 2024


At our friendly yard in North Wiltshire you will be working as part of a well organised team performing the day to day tasks for natural horse care. You will have support from knowledgeable, caring managers and senior grooms. You will have the opportunity to choose ridden or non-ridden pathways with access to schoolmaster horses throughout.

Annual wage
£11,315.20 to £20,225.92 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Senior equine groom (level 3)
Four days per week including one weekend day. 7.30am - 9.30am Morning Stables, Mid morning break, 10am - 1pm Yard work, Lunch Break, 2pm - 3.30pm Horsemanship Training. 3.30 - 5.30pm Evening Stables.

34 hours a week

Possible start date

Sunday 1 September


1 Year 6 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • Level 3 Advanced Equine Apprenticeship Standard
  • Training onsite in person and remote course work via online portal

Where you’ll work







An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Senior equine groom (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents

Your training plan

This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


Essential qualifications

GCSE or equivalent in:

  • Maths and English (grade C/4 or above)

Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Customer care skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Logical
  • Team working
  • Creative
  • Initiative
  • Non judgemental
  • Patience
  • Physical fitness

Other requirements

You must be physically fit and happy to work out doors in all weathers.

About this company

Based in the heart of the north Wiltshire, Harmony Equitation and Natural Livery, we provide a range of services. By combining horse behaviour and natural biomechanics we are able to create a horse friendly, ethical training methodology that treats all horses as individuals. We offer Natural Livery services on a track system. “Track Systems” or the original term “Paddock Paradise” was developed by Jaime Jackson based on his observations of wild horses in the Great Basin. Horses in nature live in social groups, moving together from resource to resource, they have a “home range” and follow paths or “tracks” from one place to the next. Track Livery mimics these natural habitats and offer our domestic horses a chance to live like their wild cousins. We offer our clients a ranging of training with their horses from liberty and groundwork to rider biomechanics and classical dressage. We have regular clinics and offer sessions for jumping, trec obstacles and round pen training.

https://www.harmonyequitation.co.uk/ (opens in new tab)

After this apprenticeship

  • A position as a Senior Groom within the equestrian industry. The opportunity to specialise for example; equine dentistry, equine physiotherapy or a farrier

Ask a question

The contact for this apprenticeship is:


Rob Dawkins


01980 845556

The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000253109.

Apply now

Closes on Saturday 31 August

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