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It's really not that different

Take a look at some of the videos below which shows how in fact working in racing is not that different from working as a groom in other sectors of the equestrian industry:  

HOW TO GROOM A RACEHORSE

HOW TO GROOM A RACEHORSE

Nick takes us inside Ben Pauling Racing to show us how to groom a racehorse in preparation for a day at the races.

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HOW TO TACK UP A RACEHORSE

HOW TO TACK UP A RACEHORSE

Nick from Ben Pauling Racing teaches us how to tack up a racehorse in preparation to ride it. Learn how to put on a bridle and attach a saddle correctly and safely.

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HOW TO PREPARE A RACEHORSE TO TRAVEL (PART 1)

HOW TO PREPARE A RACEHORSE TO TRAVEL (PART 1)

In order to get a horse to the races you’ve got to get the ready for the journey! In this short film, Eloise from Ben Pauling Racing demonstrates how to correctly bandage a horse’s tail and legs before we head to the races.

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HOW TO PREPARE A RACEHORSE TO TRAVEL (PART 2)

HOW TO PREPARE A RACEHORSE TO TRAVEL (PART 2)

Eloise from Ben Pauling Racing shows us how to attach the chifney and sheet, and demonstrates how to safely move the horse into the horsebox ahead of travel.

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HOW TO PREPARE A RACEHORSE TO RACE (PART 1)

HOW TO PREPARE A RACEHORSE TO RACE (PART 1)

Check out those plaits! Eloise at Ben Pauling Racing reveals her tips for plaiting horses’ hair in preparation for a day at the races.

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HOW TO PREPARE A RACEHORSE TO RACE (PART 2)

HOW TO PREPARE A RACEHORSE TO RACE (PART 2)

Travelling Head Groom at Ben Pauling Racing, Eloise, shares her final #HorseHowTo tips for preparing a winning horse ahead of the races.

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STUD HAND - START YOUR CAREER IN RACING

STUD HAND - START YOUR CAREER IN RACING

The racing and thoroughbred breeding industry is a diverse and thrilling world to work in, no matter your experience. There is a vast range of training opportunities available which all lead to exciting and challenging careers.

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WHAT TO WEAR WHILST WORKING AT A RACING YARD

WHAT TO WEAR WHILST WORKING AT A RACING YARD

Starting a new job as a Racing Groom or heading off on work experience? Not sure what to wear? We've got you covered!

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What the personal accident policy covers you for:

  • Whilst at work
  • All stable duties – mucking out, grooming, washing off, turning out
  • Clipping
  • Riding – including hacking and jumping
  • Hunting
  • Lunging
  • Breaking in
  • Holding horse for a vet and other procedures
  • Travelling horses both in the UK and abroad
  • Competing in line with your job including: jumping, dressage, eventing
  • Injuries that may happen to you whilst you are teaching - but you must also be grooming as part of your duties and not be a sole instructor

What the personal accident policy doesn’t cover you for:

  • Riding in a race, point to point or team chase
  • Stunt Riding
  • Accidents occurring whilst travelling to and from work
  • Riding and competing your own horse (but you can upgrade when applying for membership to include this)
  • Public Liability – this is a separate insurance policy - the Freelance Groom Liability Insurance
  • Care Custody and Control – this is a separate policy - the Freelance Groom Liability Insurance

If you require additional cover then please contact KBIS directly.

   GROOM  RIDER  EMPLOYER

When you are working for other people you do most of the following; muck out, turn out/catch in, tack up, groom horses, exercise Horses (including hacking, jumping and schooling), in the care of your employer/client.

 
YES

 
NO

 
NO

Predominantly ride horses for other people including schooling, exercising and competing.   
NO
 
YES

YES
 Provide grooming services for someone else either full time or on a freelance basis i.e. an employer or a client.   
YES

NO

NO
Employ staff – have an employers liability policy in your name NO NO YES
Buy and sell horses NO YES YES
 

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