Horse Groom - Racetrack AND Exerciser, Racehorse

CompanyNathan Squires
LocationEtobicoke (Toronto)
Date Posted2021-12-16
Posted Until2022-06-14
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryMiscellaneous
Nathan Squires is looking for two Thoroughbred Grooms and two Thoroughbred Exercise Riders for the 2022 Racing Season at Woodbine Racetrack, 555 Rexdale Blvd., Etobicoke (Toronto), Ontario. Start date March 1, 2022. Must have at least three years experience with horses at a racetrack.

Groom Job Description - Daily care of 4-5 horses, oversee nutritional requirements of individual horses, detect any health and lameness issues at an early stage, fit all tack and equipment used in training or racing to individual horses, and race day preparation. $15/hour based upon a 40-42 hour work week.

Exercise Rider job description - teaching the young horses the skills they need to race safely and effectively, maintain conditioning on the older horses, detect and lameness problems early, suggest changes to the training regime of individual horses and maintain and clean all tack and equipment. $18.80/hour based on a 30 - 36 hour work week.
Start DateMarch 1, 2022
SalaryGroom - $15/hour For A 40 - 42 Work Week Exercise Rider - $18.80/hr For A 30-36 Hour Work Week
CredentialsTo work on the racetrack workers must be licensed by the AGCO. Background check done before license is approved
Essential SkillsAbility to detect any health and lameness problems early, sound knowledge of horse anatomy, nutrition, physiology, and tack, equipment and bandages used in training and racing
ExperienceAt least three years experience grooming Thoroughbred horses at a racetrack
Work SettingsWorking in a barn at a racetrack. working in the cold, heat, rain etc. Physically demanding. Lifting heavy weights.
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