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


  • 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.


  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

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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