Horse Breeder

Horse Breeders breed and raise horse for competition, dressage, eventing, showjumping, riding for pleasure, and working.

Overview

Horse Breeders breed and raise horse for competition, dressage, eventing, showjumping, riding for pleasure, and working.

Day-to-day

  • breeds and raises livestock for competition, dressage, eventing, show jumping, riding for pleasure and working
  • maintains the health and condition of livestock
  • provides pastures and fodder to maintain appropriate nutritional levels
  • moves livestock to optimise feeding opportunities
  • conducts farming operations
  • oversees general farming activities such as maintaining stalls, fertilising, controlling pests and weeds, and growing fodder
  • maintains fences, equipment and water supply systems
  • organises the sale, purchase and transportation of livestock
  • evaluates records of farming activities, monitoring market activity and planning production
  • manages business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management
  • may select, train and supervise staff and contractors.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

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To become a Horse Breeder

  • You usually need livestock farming experience to work as a Horse Breeder. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in horse breeding may be useful.

    Take a Diploma of Agriculture

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