Racehorse trainers supervise the preparation of horses for thoroughbred or harness races, advise and consult with owners and instruct stable staff and jockeys/drivers.
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- 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
- Rachorse Trainer
- Horse Trainer
VET (Vocational Education And Training)
- Certificate IV in Racing (Racehorse Trainer)
- Diploma of Racing (Racehorse Trainer)
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