Becoming a Stablehand
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Becoming a Stablehand

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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