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Horse Trainer

Horse Trainers prepare horses for riding, breeding, racing, work, show or competitions.

Overview

Horse Trainers prepare horses for riding, breeding, racing, work, show or competitions.

Day-to-day

  • teaches horses to obey verbal and non-verbal commands and addresses behavioural problems
  • trains horses to accept riders and pull vehicles
  • trains horses to perform in competitions.

Considerations

  • working outdoors.

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To become a Horse Trainer

  • You can work as a Horse Trainer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in horse racing might be helpful.

    Find a Certificate or Diploma in Racing

  • Registration or licencing may be required.

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