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how much money do horse trainers make?
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Daniela’s Answer

Hi Jaymi,



  • Horse trainers, also called equine trainers, work with horses to prepare them for riders, races, trail work and/or horse shows. They help horses adapt to wearing saddles and bridles, teach vital riding commands and work with the animals to correct behavioral issues related to abuse or other trauma. Horse trainers are required to have expert riding skills and a thorough knowledge of horse management. Patience and a love of animals can also be extremely beneficial.


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  • Working in stables and as horse groomers is a way many horse trainers begin their careers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov). Proficient riding abilities and knowledge of horse husbandry is often mandatory. Some horse training positions have weight requirements.




  • Some horse trainers work as horse trainer apprentices where they perform stable chores, exercise horses, feed and groom horses and any other duties their mentors ask. Completing an equine studies program, which is offered by some colleges, is another way horse trainers learn required skills. Courses may include horsemanship, equine anatomy and physiology, facility management, equine behavior, animal ethics and welfare, equine nutrition and equine diseases.




Career Outlook:



  • The BLS reported that the animal care and services field (which included horse and other animal trainers) was predicted to increase 15% from 2012-2022, more rapidly than average across all occupations. According to the BLS, animal trainers earned an average yearly wage of $32,400 in May 2014. The top ten percent of these professionals took in $57,160 or more every year, while the bottom ten percent of workers made $17,650 or less annually.


Read more in: http://study.com/articles/Horse_Trainer_Job_Description_Duties_and_Requirements.html


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Scott’s Answer

Good morning, the answer to this question really depends on the breed of horse and what kind of training you are doing. There are trainers out there that make enough to get by, and there are trainers out there living the life of the Rich and Famous. A lot of this depends on whether you are training race horses or show horses.

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