A horse trainer or instructor works with horses to ready them for riders, races or shows. They typically are expected to analyze horses’ dispositions to anticipate any possible behavioral problems such as kicking, tossing or biting. Then, they train accordingly to prevent future behavioral problems.

Job details

  •  Location: 8712 Wellington Rd 50Rockwood, ONN0B 2K0
  •  Salary: 20.00 hourly for 40 to 44 hours per week
  •  Terms of employment: Term or contract
    Full time
  •  Day, Evening, Night, Weekend, Early Morning, Morning
  •  Start date: Starts as soon as possible
  •  Benefits: Health benefits, Long term benefits, Other benefits
  •  Vacancies: 1 vacancy

Horse trainers are responsible for the day-to-day care of horses. They work with a variety of breeds, from racehorses to show ponies, and their job is to ensure that these animals are healthy, happy, and well trained.

Horse trainers may specialize in certain types of training—they might focus on breaking young horses or helping older ones maintain their fitness. Regardless of their specialty, they all have one thing in common: they love working with horses.

Horse Trainer Job Duties

Horse trainers typically have a wide range of responsibilities, which can include:

  • Training horses by introducing them to new equipment such as saddles, bits, and harnesses or helping them improve their performance in equine sports such as racing, jumping, or dressage
  • Working with jockeys to ensure that they are using proper riding technique
  • Diagnosing physical problems with a horse, such as muscle strain or injury, and recommending treatment options
  • Observing horses at the stables where they are kept to identify any health issues or behavioral problems that may require attention
  • Identifying potential problems with a horse’s physical condition in order to prevent accidents or injuries during training or racing
  • Providing instructions to grooms regarding daily care of horses, such as feeding, grooming, and cleaning stalls
  • Providing instruction on proper riding techniques to students, including children and adults
  • Monitoring the weight, diet, exercise routine, and general health of a horse to ensure it remains fit for competition
  • Overseeing the training process and providing feedback to trainers and jockeys about their performance
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  • No degree, certificate or diploma


3 years to less than 5 years

Additional information

Screening questions

  • Are you available for shift or on-call work?
  • Are you available for the advertised start date?
  • Are you currently legally able to work in Canada?
  • Are you willing to relocate for this position?
  • Do you currently reside in proximity to the advertised location?
  • Do you have previous experience in this field of employment?


Health benefits

  • Dental plan
  • Disability benefits
  • Health care plan
  • Paramedical services coverage
  • Vision care benefits

Long term benefits

  • Group insurance benefits
  • Life insurance

Other benefits

  • Free parking available
  • On-site housing options
  • Parking available

Who can apply to this job?

The employer accepts applications from:


  • Canadian citizens and permanent or temporary residents of Canada.
  • Other candidates with or without a valid Canadian work permit.

How to apply

By email

[email protected]

By phone

905-624-8388 Between 10:00 AM and 05:00 AM

How-to-apply instructions

Here is what you must include in your application:

  • Cover letter
  • References attesting experience
  • Letter of recommendation

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