Experience with horses is essential.
It is common to start working as a groom at a racing stable for which no qualifications are necessary. However it is advantageous to have completed a college course in horse management or similar.
To acquire the status of trainer requires many years of experience working on a racing stable before applying for your licence with the British Horseracing Authority. You will also be required to complete modules with the British Racing School or the Northern Racing School.
· Organise daily exercise and training routines
· Plan feeding content and schedules
· Assess horses development
· Liaise with vets, farriers and horse owners
· Arrange racing days Manage stable staff
· Maintain records of horses
· Attend to administration of racing yard
Working Hours, Patterns and Environment
Mainly in a stable yard with some office work.
Appenticeships available With experience, you could become a fully licensed trainer, a bloodstock agent or a stud manager.
Although average salaries are £15000/£45000 with experience a successful trainer will possibly receive a share of the winnings