Race Horse Trainers

Minimum Preferably 12th standard pass

Will be updated

The tasks a Race Horse Trainer is expected to perform include:

Talking to horses to calm them and encourage them to follow lead or stand still when hitched or being groomed

Placing tack or harness on horse to accustom them to equipment

Mounting and riding saddled horses

Conditioning the horses to respond to oral commands, and spur or rein commands

Training horses for shows and competitions according to prescribed standards for gaits, form, manners and performance

Retraining horses to break habits such as kicking, bolting and resisting bridling

Training horses for one type of riding, driving, racing or show activity

Instructing the jockey on how to handle specific horse during race

Arranging for mating of stallions and mare

Assisting mares during foaling

Knowledge of animal nutrition and care

Skilled in training animals to obey or to behave in a specific manner Proficient in keeping the equipment, harness, saddles and living spaces clean

Skilled in monitoring and recording details of diet, physical condition and behaviour

Efficient in examining horses for signs of illness or injury

Knowledge of exercising horses and mares

Knowledge of general grooming procedures such as bathing, shoeing, clipping mane/tail hair, etc.Knowledge of animal psychology and moods

Will be updated

Physically fit

Good communication skills


Decision making ability

Attention to detail



Patient predisposition

Good at handling animals

It is a field job

Need to handle a team of assistants and stable hands

Local travelling is part of the job

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working hours are not fixed

Overtime maybe required

Shift system is available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 1948 (section 87)

Health risks include exposure to extreme temperatures, dust, diseases, disinfectants, etc.

Occupational hazards include physical and mental strain, accidents/falls/injury to body while riding or tending to horses, minor infections, etc.

For freshers - INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Horse Racing Industry on the Rise

According to a report by The Economic Times, racing started more than a century ago in India and was first introduced by the British. Along with the British aristocrats, the other patrons of the turf were local kings and princes who were part of an elite social circle. Tradition lies deep in the heart of racing.

Even today, royal families own horses. But now a new generation of sporting people have become more interested in the game. Businessmen, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, professionals, etc. now own horses and play a very important role in racing. Then you have professionals who make the sport happen?the trainers, jockeys, stewards, and others who play their important role in the game. As the Indian horse racing industry expands, the job horizons for Race Horse Trainers also expand with it. There are tremendous job opportunities for a Race Horse Trainer in India in the near future.


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