Career outlook for horse groom
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would look after horses; feed them, clean their stables and make sure they stay healthy.
You’d help to keep them in good physical condition for riding, racing or show jumping.
- Put out food and water for horses
- Clean equipment such as saddles and bridles
- Clean, brush and sometimes clip horses' coats
- Muck out stables
- Replace their bedding
- Watch out for changes in the condition of horses and report problems
- Treat minor wounds, change dressings and give certain medications
- Follow instructions from vets when treatment is needed
You might also be responsible for exercising the horses each day so you will need to be a competent rider.
If you work with show jumpers or race horses, you would prepare them for events and may go with them to the show or race.
In studs and breeding yards you would work with stallions, mares and foals, and may help vets to deliver foals.
In riding schools you may greet customers, lead riders out on foot, and accompany them on horseback.
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