February 5, 2014
Letter of Recommendation for Samantha Whittemore
Samantha Brown started to work for Blue Rose Ranch in the spring of 2013. This young lady has a real knowledge of horses and their behavior, and is a highly proficient rider and trainer.
Blue Rose Ranch, Inc. is a horse rescue and adoption organization located in southeastern Colorado. We are one of the largest and most successful horse rescue operations in the region. As a horse rescue, we have horses with many issues and various levels of training. Many horses who arrive at Blue Rose Ranch have been neglected and abused, and some have been rejected due to bad habits and behavior. We also have many younger, healthy horses who have never been trained.
One of Samantha’s strengths is that she listens to what an employer wants. She clearly understood what we needed from her and directed her time toward reaching that goal. When we met Samantha, she only had a short amount of time in our area before moving with her husband to the Pueblo area for his new job. At Blue Rose Ranch, we understand that a trained horse is a more adoptable horse. From Samantha, we needed evaluation on several horses in various stages of training. Some of these horses were, frankly, a little wild and barely halter broke. We needed input on where to put our training resources and efforts. Samantha worked with eight of our horses, kept copious daily notes, and evaluated the type and amount of training time each horse needed. Samantha took time to talk with us about each horse, suggesting approaches with each horse and which bits might be best for a particular horse. Before moving to Pueblo, Samantha left us with well organized notes on each horse. She clearly is organized and has a process in her training.
We recently took our two year old colt, Lakota, to continue his start under Samantha. We were very comfortable that this horse would be well cared for and gently and wisely trained. Lakota is a well bred quarter horse with potential to be a great horse, and the work Samantha did with him was excellent.
Samantha looks for opportunities and has a good business mind. We first met Samantha when she called us to see if we needed help riding our horses. We actually did not need additional help at that time, but we did have a group drill team ride scheduled. Once we saw Samantha’s abilities, we found a position for her. After moving to Pueblo, she was pro-active and engaged as she sought a place where she could live and have an indoor facility to train horses. Samantha is also a student of her craft, and seeks to learn new skills. Conversations with her reveal how she appreciates learning from experienced horse trainers she works for.
Samantha is dependable and trustworthy. She works hard and efficiently. She is polite, easy to talk to, very pretty, and she would be a good ambassador for any employer. We truly wish she lived closer to Blue Rose Ranch, because we would love to have this young lady work for us. We highly recommend Samantha Brown.
Blue Rose Ranch, Inc.
30997 US Hwy 287
Springfield, CO 81073
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