Shelley Reed, 32
from United Kingdom
Email: click here
Present Country: Australia
Join Date: December 19, 2015
Last Updated: March 15, 2018
Last Signed In: April 12, 2018
Available now until mid July 2018. Ideally
Canberra area or West coast. Horsey and farming experiences preferred.
I'm Shelley, I'm 32 and from Kent in England. I am available from now until my visa runs out 10th July.
Ideally I would like to work on a farm or at a yard with horses. I have a lot of experience working on my friends sheep farm back in Scotland where I helped with shearing, dosing and lambing. I am used to driving quad bikes and 4x4s, towing trailers, spraying blackberries and working with pigs, chickens and cattle. I'm not a girly girl I can happily pick up a spider and I don't mind getting my hands dirty.
I have 10 years of riding experience on all types of horses! I have never owned my own horse but I have 'shared' a number of different horses and ponys with their owners whilst I lived in Scotland and volunteered at various riding schools and centres including riding for the disabled.. I am experienced riding ex racers and endurance horses. I love hacking, jumping and endurance riding. I'm not a dressage pro but can school a horse in a competent manner. I have experience taking out trail rides for beginners and more experienced riders. I'm kind to the horses in my care and I'm happy to get involved in the dirty work. I notice every bump and graze. I am happy riding alone or in company.
** Please note that the horses I ride must be well mannered and safe. I'm not able to ride unbroken or green horses. **
Aside from horses I'm a very friendly and reliable person. I love running, cycling, squash and walking. I love animals and children. Iím a great help around the house and in the garden. Iím very good at cleaning and keeping tidy and Iím able to cook/iron/do laundry/babysit/petsit etc.
Back in the UK I have a Marine Biology degree and I worked for the Scottish government as a Marine ecologist and then in environmental regulation. I'm very fit, strong and active and I love being outside.
Iím looking for a helpx position where I am part of the family but which allows me to have time to explore the local area in my time off. In all honesty I would love an arrangement where I can work my hours condensed for some more time off. I have started dating a farmer locally so would love time to spend with him and to help him with his cattle.
Please get in touch if you have any questions.