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Working with horses is a lifestyle choice and this is particularly prevalent in a groom’s career. Career opportunities are diverse, from working for professional riders or becoming a groom in a stud yard, to riding schools or managing an extensive equestrian business. Each groom will find a niche which suits them.

A groom is a broad term usually used when describing someone who rides and cares for horses professionally. Grooms must demonstrate knowledge and practical ability in many areas including; the management and handling of horses, horse health, conformation, anatomy and physiology, feeding, fittening, saddlery, shoeing, grassland management, and the highest levels of horse turnout. Although riding is normally required, there are opportunities for those who only wish to undertake the horse care aspects.

Great for

  • Individuals passionate about a career in equine care, welfare and management
  • Career opportunities which do not involve riding
  • Careers in management of a wider equestrian business

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