Racehorse trainers supervise the preparation of horses for thoroughbred or harness races, advise and consult with owners and instruct stable staff and jockeys/drivers.
Racehorse Trainer
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This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • carry out practical daily tasks, such as saddling, bridling, feeding and grooming horses
  • accustom horses to racing equipment such as bridles, saddles, harnesses and sulkies (two-wheeled carriages)
  • support the training of apprentice jockeys, drivers and track riders in horse riding or driving techniques and horse handling skills
  • supervise and direct stable staff, jockeys, harness drivers and other workers
  • plan, supervise and carry out training programmes for horses
  • plan and select race programmes to achieve the best placing for a horse
  • plan, supervise and carry out nutritional programmes for horses
  • monitor the health of the horses and consult veterinarians and farriers on injuries and ailments
  • advise and consult with horse owners
  • attend race meetings or other horse-related events
  • keep accurate records of accounts and use correct credit procedures

Job Titles

  • Rachorse Trainer
  • Horse Trainer

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate IV in Racing (Racehorse Trainer)
  • Diploma of Racing (Racehorse Trainer)

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