Living Legends is a registered charity based at one of the Southern Hemisphere’s most historic thoroughbred properties Woodlands Historic Homestead and Park. Our aim is to provide visitors with an opportunity to meet and mingle with racing legends in a traditional historic Australian setting. Our stable of 18 horses includes the winners of 4 Melbourne, 3 Cox Plates and two Caulfield Cups. We have sprinting superstar Apache Cat and international bred horses from Europe and the USA. Our horses go on the road attending race meetings and special events such as the Melbourne Cup parade down Swanston Street in Melbourne on the day before the Melbourne Cup.
Spring Carnival is an exciting time of year with our horses attending many functions and events as well as race meeting. However, some of our best work is done away from the limelight on a year round basis back at the farm. We have a very broad education and learning program ranging from primary and secondary school students to undergraduate and post graduate university and technical colleges.
Skills You Might Learn
Students will practice and develop their skills of horse handling, feeding and grooming. There may be an opportunity to learn basic horse healthcare, care and maintenance of stables and equipment, workplace communication, teamwork, working safely around animals, time management and customer service skills.
Typical Tasks & Duties
Students will be instructed and supervised in the elements of basic animal and horse husbandry. Students will assist with the day-day care and maintenance activities such as feeding horses, cleaning paddocks, grooming horses, handling and leading horses. Students will assist by cleaning and caring for stables and equipment. Students will also have an opportunity to assist with the daily guided tours.
Students who apply for this position must have a genuine interest and experience in working with horses. They will be studying Animal Studies and have horses at home or at least be used to working with horses e.g. Pony Club or similar.
Students should present with a neat and tidy appearance including long pants,safety boots and minimum jewellery.
Special Transport Requirements
Public transport is not available. Students will need to make own travel arrangements.
RELATED COURSES INCLUDE
- 22246VIC - Certificate II in Equine Studies
- ACM20110 - Certificate II in Animal Studies
- ACM30110 - Certificate III in Animal Studies
- SIT20112 - Certificate II in Tourism
- SIT20213 - Certificate II in Hospitality