Skilled individuals are required for all types of horse training positions, whether you are just beginning your career, or are at the top of an organizational hierarchy chart.
The more skilled you are, the better your chances of being considered as a viable candidate for a job. What is unfortunate is the fact that job seekers often forget to (or ignore) writing their skills in their resumes.
This can be a grave mistake, as you end up putting yourself in a position where you have no control over what decision that the hiring manager takes. Highlighting your skills and competencies gives you a good measure of control over the hiring authority’s decision making process.
How? Well, if you clearly tell a hiring manager how good you are, you automatically fall into the “to be considered” category. You cannot really expect a hiring manager to come to you and ask about your abilities! So basically, it is you who has to go to him and offer all that you possess in terms of skills and abilities. Your resume is the perfect place to do this. Here, you can create an entire section dedicated to what you are able to do. By creating this section, there is a huge chance that you will be shortlisted as a candidate, and called in for an interview.
The following list of skills statements for a horse trainer position can be referred to as an example:
• Highly skilled in engaging horse owners in conversation to determine the specific training needs of their horses.
• Demonstrated expertise in evaluating assigned horses to determine their training needs, and providing owners with feedback.
• Qualified to create and implement core training sessions and programs to meet the diverse requirements of each assigned horse.
• Competent in providing specific training to horses to make them reading for riding, racing, trail work and shows.
• Proven ability to encourage horses to follow leads or stand still, by talking to them in a calm manner.
• Track record of effectively mounting and riding saddle horses to condition them to respond to spur, oral and rein commands.
• Adept at hitching draft horses to wagons and sledges, and conditioning them to perform in single or multiple hitches.
• Proficient in retraining horses to break habits, such as kicking and bolting, through implementation of well-placed behavioral training programs.
• Exceptionally well-versed in instructing jockeys to handle specific horses according to their limitations, personalities and size during races