Careers with Horses
For a career with horses, it is crucial to have relevant training as without this, your CV won’t get noticed.
Looking for an Equine Career? Here are a few options:
Horse Racing Careers
Travelling Head Lad/Lass:
The Level 3 Diploma in Horse Care, Behaviour and Welfare is suitable training for working in a stables and for a variety of careers with horses. The course explores the welfare, care and behaviour of horses and includes information about equine anatomy, psychology, nutrition, health, handling, transport and welfare.
Horse Breeding Careers
Responsible for the welfare and care of thoroughbred foals and mares.
Responsible for the care and welfare of racing stallions.
Responsible for horse breeding and for the management and training of the Stud Hands.
This is a highly responsible yet varied career and in many cases the Stud Manager is also the Owner of the Stud Farm.
Other Careers with Horses
The work of a Farrier involves the specialist care of horse hooves and horseshoeing.
This is a fantastic career for a creative person and once you have qualified, setting up your own business as a Master Saddler is a good business option.
Responsible for teaching people to ride horses; either individually or as a group.
Their work includes; high visibility patrols, public order duties as well as specific crime initiatives and specialist events, such as trooping the colour.
Army Mounted Units:
There are 2 mounted units in the army: The Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery and the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment.
The racing industry requires physiotherapists to be available on site and to care for horses recovering from racing injuries.
Horse Rescue Charities:
There are many equine charities that require a number of employees who not only care for the horses but also have an understanding of the process of rehabilitation.
Other Horse Careers:
Include Equine Dentist and Equine Veterinary Nurse.