Horse breaker en­joys pass­ing on her skills

Ap­pren­tice­ships and trainee­ships in fo­cus across the North Bur­nett

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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.

LESS STRESS: Let Busy At Work take the stress out of hir­ing an ap­pren­tice.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

EN­THU­SI­AS­TIC: Horse breaker Leah Read in the sad­dle.

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