Church Farm, Stanton Lane, Potters Marston, Leics, LE9 3JQ

About Horse Savvy

Who are Forever Savvy?

Forever Savvy are a social enterprise, providing positive risk, vocational training environments to learn practical transerable skills for independent living and the workplace.  Those who attend experience a broad range of transferrable life skills.  Our program aims to improve the skill set, emotional health and physical well-being of the trainees who attend.

Based at 3 locations in Potters Marton and Bagworth, trainees have the opportunity to experience how they can use their existing skills in a meaningful and purposeful way. They then add to those skills, improving health and fitness and  finding independence in life and work. 

 

What is Horse Savvy?

Founded in 2011, Horse Savvy is based on a farm in Potters Marston, trainees have the opportunity to look after horses and chickens, maintain the land, grow vegetables and partake in rural crafting activities.  Those involved in the project must be prepared to work outdoors all year round in all weather.

 

Work on the land;

 

  • Muck picking
  • Maintaining fencing, wooden and electric
  • Digging
  • Cutting plants
  • Cutting hedges
  • Cleaning equipment and rugs
  • Growing and planting vegetables, herbs and flowers.
  • Rural crafting

Work with horses

  • Grooming
  • Feeding horses
  • Learning to be safe around horses.
  • Spectate when farrier visits
  • Spectate when dentist visits
  • Take part in Parelli horse whispering lessons

 

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Work with chickens

  • Clean out chickens
  • Collect eggs
  • Handle chickens

What is the dress code?

It is important that sensible clothes and footwear are worn to ensure the correct protection for the work involved and the weather for the time of the year.

At ALL Times sensible footwear is required.  Boots that protect the whole foot from the land, the weather and the horses are a must.  For best protection we recommend boots with steel toe cap and midsole.

Legs should be fully covered with suitable trousers.  Shorts and skirts are NOT acceptable even in hot weather.

In hot weather we recommend a cold drink, sun cap and sun cream.

In wet weather we recommend waterproof trousers and coat.

In cold weather we recommend layering your clothing; this will enable you to adjust your temperature in accordance with the work and the cold weather.

Please bring a packed lunch & drink for your dinner which ½ an hour will be allocated.

Enrol as a Trainee

We enrol new trainees at all times of the year for availability click here...