Assists with handling of horses and maintaining and cleaning stables.
Training time 36 weeks
Average pay $31,333
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 2,500

What does a Stablehand do?

  • exercising horses by walking, riding, leading and swimming
  • attending to horses at track work, barrier trials and races
  • cleaning stables, storing bedding 
  • performing minor repairs on fixtures, buildings and fences


  • Horse Stud Worker
  • Track Rider

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate III in Equine Studies
Certificate I in Racing (Stablehand)
Certificate II in Racing Industry
Certificate III in Racing (Stablehand)
Certificate II in Equine Studies