Trackwork Rider

You ride racehorses on the training track, usually early in the morning. You will be a good rider, have good balance and a feel for pacework (working at different speeds). You may work for more that one employer.

Personal Qualities

You need to weigh less than 65kg and have a fairly small frame. You need to enjoy working with horses and not mind early morning starts. You need good communication skills - listening (to the trainer's instructions) and speaking (to explain the feel of the horse to the trainer). You need to be flexible but reliable.

Opportunities

Currently there is a shortage of track riders. For many track riders this is a part time job, which is completed early in the day. It can be combined with being a stablehand/strapper, a student or working in another sector. You could ride up to 10 horses per morning (depending on the track and the work pattern of the horses). Horses are usually worked 6 mornings per week.

The TRNT recommends applicants who have Trackwork riding experience to contact individual trainers in your area.

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