||24th May 2012
||Apprenticeships : Apprenticeship
||GCSEs or Equivalent
||16 - 24
If you have decided that you want to work with horses but that you don't necessarily want to ride then think about training for a career in the Thoroughbred breeding industry at the National Stud in Nemarket.
The training is open to anyone and is free to all EU citizens aged between 16 and 24. You don't need any experience but an in interest in breeding Thoroughbred racehorses is essential. You will also need to love being outdoors and not afraid of early morning and hard physical work.
During the Apprenticeship you will get involved with everything from handling mares and foals to mucking out, grooming and exercising in hand. As you become more expert, you'll also assist with coverings (the term for the mating process), sit up to help with foalings and attend Thoroughbred horse sales.