What is a Horse Breeder?
The job of a Horse Breeder is to breed and sell horses.
They need to have a strong understanding of horses with regard to:
- temperament (personality)
- horse psychology
- physiology and anatomy
Becoming a good Horse Breeder takes years of training, experience and skill.
What does a Horse Breeder do?
- manages the stables (food, cleaning etc)
- takes care of horses health by checking them regularly
- treats diseases and parasites where necessary
- calls veterinarian for more serious problems
- prepares horses for shows and auctions
- manages specialised nutrition and training programmes
- researches and choose the right breeding pairs
- monitors breeding mares and foaling (births)
- examinse baby foals
- works out pricing of horses to be sold
Are you . . . ?
- passionate about horses?
- a hard worker?
- willing to work unusual hours?
How do I become a Horse Breeder?
It’s suggested your start your career working in a stable getting used to horses. Once you are comfortable around horses – maybe try to work alongside an experienced horse breeder to gain experience and knowledge.
You could also speed track your career by studying various equine (horse) courses:
- UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA
- TSHWANE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
- CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
- Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
- To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education.
- CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions.
There are many organisations throughout SA that dedicate themselves to a particular type of horse or horse breeding:
Is becoming a Horse Breeder the right career choice for me?