Stablehands assist with maintaining and cleaning stables and handling horses.
Duties & Tasks
Stablehands may perform the following tasks:brush and groom, feed, handle and exercise horses, and lead them to their stables check horses for lameness, common injuries, ailments and infectionsgive first aid, medication or other treatment to horsesclean and maintain stables and training equipmentaccompany horses to registered race meetings, gymkhanas (horseriding events) and equestrian eventsexercise horses during track work or equestrian activities.
Stablehands start work early in the morning and may be required to work on weekends and public holidays. The work must be done in all kinds of weather. Long hours are usually involved.
- good health capable of hard physical work genuine interest in horses and their care.