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Farrier

Farrier

Farriery is a skilled job, requiring sound knowledge of the theory and practice of shoeing horses. Farriers check a horse's leg, foot and hoof and undertake any remedial work necessary before fitting the most appropriate shoe for its size, foot condition and type of activity or work.

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Groom

Groom

see "Horse Groom"

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Horse Groom

Horse Groom

Horses need a lot of care feeding, cleaning, exercising and preparing for riding or shows. A groom looks after the horses in a riding school, livery, racing yard or stud farm. Their work could include: Mucking out the stables and keeping the fields and yards clean and tidy. Filling haynets and water...

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Horse Racing Jockey

Horse Racing Jockey

A horse-racing jockey races horses for a living. They compete in races, ranging from events at small courses to major events such as the Grand National or the Derby. There are two types of jockey - flat jockeys and jump jockeys. Flat jockeys race as the name suggests, but jump jockey face two kinds of...

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Horse Riding Holiday Centre Manager

Horse Riding Holiday Centre Manager

A horse riding holiday centre manager is responsible for operating a horse riding holiday centre, either as a manager or owner. The work involves managing the care of the horses and ponies. Managing the activities for guests and clients, including planning. Managing the staff and facilities at the holiday...

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Horse Riding Holiday Centre Ride Leader

Horse Riding Holiday Centre Ride Leader

Horse riding holiday centre ride leaders help people to enjoy holidays with horses and ponies, by organising and running riding activities, particularly treks and hacks across open countryside. Ride leaders: Assess each rider's ability, matching the rider with a suitable horse or pony. Explain riding...

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Horse Riding Instructor

Horse Riding Instructor

Horse riding instructors teach a wide range of people, from beginners to advanced. Their work involves: Developing training programmes which suit the ability of horse and rider. Giving practical demonstrations. Watching riders, spotting and helping to rectify any problems. Making practice sessions...

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Horse Trainer

Horse Trainer

Horse trainers prepare horses for races. They build up the horses' stamina, fitness and technique, and devise training programmes for individual horses. The work may include: Observing the horses during exercise and as they walk around the yard. Checking the horses after exercise. Overseeing the horses'...

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Instructor

Instructor

You will instruct and demonstrate practical skills usually including animal handling, husbandry and care techniques. You may also be required to supervise practical classes, provide support to students or maintain facilities and equipment

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Physiotherapist

Physiotherapist

An animal physiotherapist uses physical techniques to treat injuries and abnormal movement and aid recovery from musculoskeletal conditions. A vet must diagnose the condition before an animal physiotherapist can become involved in the treatment. Common conditions that might be referred for physiotherapy...

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Yard Manager

Yard Manager

Involves varied roles including looking after horses, managing yard routines, staff and suppliers and possibly being responsible for the transport of horses

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