Stablehands assist with maintaining and cleaning stables and handling horses.
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- brush and groom, feed, handle and exercise horses, and lead them to their stables
- check horses for lameness, common injuries, ailments and infections
- give first aid, medication or other treatment to horses
- clean and maintain stables and training equipment
- accompany horses to registered race meetings, gymkhanas (horseriding events) and equestrian events
- exercise horses during track work or equestrian activities
VET (Vocational Education And Training)
- Certificate II in Racing (Stablehand)
- Certificate III in Racing (Advanced Stablehand)
Other Careers In This Industry
Explorer Cadetship Program
- Thoroughbred Industry Careers
- The Explorer Cadetship Program is a 12-month stable and stud horsemanship program in the thoroughbred industry. It kicks off with a 12-week residential learning component of practical and theoretical training, followed by two paid work-experience placements at a leading racing stable and stud farm.
- Learn from the best horse trainers and breeders in Australia
- Once in a lifetime opportunity
- Kick start your careers learning from the best
- Racing IndustryStablehand
- Mon 21 Oct , 2019
- $30,001 - $40,000
- Richmond, New South Wales
Career data sourced from: http://joboutlook.gov.au/