Monday, October 16, 2006

how to become a trainer

? Please give me any information about how to take courses to become a race horse trainer. I live in Houston Texas.

The Texas Horsemen's Partnership at can give you some information, or the Texas Racing Commission at 8505 Cross Park Drive, Suite 110, Austin, TX 78754 (512) 833-6699. Please let me know if you have problems getting the information you need or contacting these organizations. They should have some kind of information package to send you that will explain the requirements for getting your trainer license.

In general there are not "courses" for learning how to become a trainer, most trainers work for another trainer starting at the bottom level job (hotwalker or groom) and working up to assistant trainer. Then you take the "trainer test" in the state where you wish to train when you feel that you are capable. If you already know horses and good horsemanship in general but you are not familiar with racing, you could possibly achieve this goal within several years, about the time it would take to get a university degree.


Anonymous said...

wow thank you so much. im thinking about going to the american racing academy in kentucky, then transfering to texas a and m. im definitly going to check this website out. thanks again.

Anonymous said...

this is a really good website and i think i might purse my dream.

Anonymous said...

Well, actually, there is a fabulous program for trainers at the Univeristy of Arizona in Tucson. FTIP program is the only degree program of it's kind. If I were a young person, I would pack up and go.