- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- the ability to work on your own
- customer service skills
- the ability to work well with others
- the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
- knowledge of teaching and the ability to design courses
- thinking and reasoning skills
- excellent verbal communication skills
- to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
Your day-to-day duties could include:
- working out daily training and exercise routines
- planning feeding programmes for each horse
- monitoring horses’ development
- talking to staff and vets about any problems
- supervising stable staff
- managing preparations and travel for race days
- keeping racehorse owners up to date with their horses’ progress
- dealing with administrative work like training records, wages and payments
You could work at a race track, at a riding stable or in an office.
Your working environment may be outdoors in all weathers.
With experience you could become a specialist racing consultant, trainer instructor, bloodstock agent or thoroughbred breeder.
You can find out more about about working in horse racing from careersinracing.Data from National Careers Service.