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Stablehands assist with handling of horses and maintaining and cleaning stables.


  • exercises horses by walking, riding, leading and swimming, and attending to horses at track work, barrier trials and races
  • cleans stables, stores bedding and performs minor repairs on fixtures, buildings and fences
  • assembles, prepares and stores horse gear.


  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

To become a Stablehand

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Operations Management

  • Organisational Skills

  • Teamwork / Collaboration

  • Child Care

  • Farm Maintenance

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