Horse breaker enjoys passing on her skills
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LEAH Read’s apprenticeship took her around Australia.
Now Ms Read is a horse breaker, studied under Ken May and is passing on her trade.
“I was given the opportunity to travel around Australia with Ken, helping at his clinics and shows,” Miss Read said.
“In 2012, Ken was invited to the horsemen’s reunion in Paso Robles, California, and I was able to go along and help him.”
Now with her own home-based horse training business, Ms Read wants to pass her knowledge on to her school-based trainee, Rebecca Augustine.
Ms Read and Rebecca have a lot in common and are both enthusiastic about the journey. Ms Read said working with a horse taught life lessons as well as horsemanship.
“Rebecca and I are offering colt starting, show and sale preparation, retraining and private lessons,” she said. “Rebecca has started her traineeship early this year and I have found her to be a very dedicated and devoted worker.”
Rebecca said horses had a great nature.
“There is never two horses the same, which is always a challenge and makes it interesting to work with them,” she said.
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ENTHUSIASTIC: Horse breaker Leah Read in the saddle.