Are you interested in alternatives?

Hartpury College equine science student and NAGS member Tim Dunton is looking for students interested in learning alternative therapy skills for use on horses, humans and other animals.

Tim has taken a year out from his studies at Hartpury to start up his own accountancy, bookkeeping, tax and consultancy company, Equine Consultancy Solutions Ltd, but is now looking to broaden his horizons.

“I am interested in recruiting undergraduates, graduates and mature students studying equine business management, equine science, physiotherapy, psychology, animal behaviour or other similar courses, who would like to develop new skills,” he says.

He is particularly interested in students aiming to become practitioners in alternative therapies such as TTeam, intelligent horsemanship, equine sports massage, McTimoney chiropractory and reiki.

Tim will apply for career development loans on behalf of the recruits and once trained the students will work for Tim, who will assign staff to jobs and manage their diaries.

He is also interested in hearing from people wishing to sit professional exams relating to accountancy, bookkeeping and tax.

For more information contact Tim Dunton at: Equine Consultancy Solutions Limited, 13 Maple Walk, Pucklechurch, Bristol BS16 9RL (tel: 07813 336 009), or e-mail: UKWesternRider@aol.com

My life as a groom

Don’t miss this month’s NAGS article intoday’s issue of Horse & Hound (27 March), where top event rider Mary King, successful show jumper Derek Morton and up-and-coming dressage rider Jo Barry talk about their jobs as a groom.

Become a member

Membership of NAGS is free to all bona fide grooms and students. Benefits include: Horse & Hound subscription at £1 per copy, £3 discount voucher on a sack of Blue Chip Dynamic, 10% discount on Splash Equestrian equipment and clothing, no P&P charges from Equestrian Vision mail order and eligibility for NAGS-only competitions and offers.

If you are interested in becoming a member write to: NAGS, Room 2018, Kings Reach Tower, Stamford Street, London SE1 9LS (tel: 020 7261 6993), or e-mail: nags@ipcmedia.com

And remember, the club is open to all students, not just those studying for an equine qualification.

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