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Horse Trainer

Prepares horses for riding, breeding, racing, work, show or competitions. Registration or licensing may be required.


Tasks Include:


  • teaching animals to obey verbal and non-verbal commands and addressing behavioural problems
  • training animals to accept riders and pull vehicles
  • training animals to perform in competitions
  • bathing, cutting, combing, blow-drying and styling pets' coats, clipping their nails and cleaning their ears
  • inspecting, preparing, cleaning, disinfecting and maintaining comfortable animal cages and enclosures
  • transporting food, filling water troughs and feeding animals according to their individual needs
  • maintaining animal health records, treating minor injuries and reporting serious conditions to Veterinarians
  • exercising and playing with animals, answering visitor questions, and transferring animals between enclosures by leading or carrying them
Specialisations
  • Horse Breaker
Job prospects for Animal Attendants and Trainers in Victoria

Occupations in the Animal Attendants and Trainers group include Animal Attendants and Trainers (other), Dog Handler or Trainer, Horse Trainer, Pet Groomer and Zookeeper.

Employment prospects
There are currently 4,800 Animal Attendants and Trainers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this occupation is expected to remain similar. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

Average weekly wage
$1,237.90

Hourly earnings
$32.60

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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