Olivia Rauber Discovering Importance of Pony Riding at Lindsay Park
Working at Lindsay Park for my racing stable placement has easily been one of the best experiences of my life and I know it will only get better.
Since starting, I have learnt so much about the racing industry and all the skills needed to succeed in such a fast-paced way of life and work. New experiences that include strapping multiple horses for a track rider every morning and getting to know some amazing horses and watching them progress.
I have recently started pony riding every morning and love getting experience in the job I want to pursue further. I have discovered that it is a very underrated part of the racing industry and hard work; nevertheless it is an important part of a successful stable.
Pony riders and their horses are required to either lead or walk beside nervous or troubled horses out to their assigned exercise track to ensure they stay safe and as calm as possible. The ponies must be able to cope with horses close to or sometimes up against them for the riders to hold onto, meaning the pony must be completely bombproof and calm. A morning of work for the pony riders rarely ever comes to a stop, continuously trotting back and forth between the exercise tracks and the stables which is often a lot of ground to cover.
It is a very important job and a lot of people rely on these riders and ponies to get their horses back and forth from the tracks safely.
After seeing my work on the pony, Lindsay Park co-trainer David Hayes decided to let me ride trackwork on one of his upcoming racers Qabeelah.
This experience left me feeling very confident in my riding ability and a smile that lasted long afterwards. I’m very thankful for the opportunities that have been given to me and the encouragement from my co-workers on my progression throughout my time at Lindsay Park.
Thoroughbred Industry Careers Partner with Pony Cl...... more
Olivia Rauber Discovering Importance of Pony Ridin...
Working at Lindsay Park for my racing stable placement has easily been one of the best experience... more
Ethan Pincott Blog: Life as a Lindsay Park Racing ...
Working for Lindsay Park Racing (LPR) at their Flemington Stables has been such a rewarding exper... more
Working At GWR An Eye-Opening Experience For Lucy ...
Working for Gai Waterhouse Racing for my work placement has been such an eye-opening experience t... more
April Cooper Living Her Dream at Chris Waller Raci...
Horse racing has been one of my biggest passions ever since I was a little kid. But being born in... more
Experience of A Lifetime: Week 3 Blog - Britnee At...
Wow, what an experience I am having.
From meeting the amazing big trainer Tony McEvoy t... more
Profile of Thoroughbred Photographers - Bronwen He...
TDN: Tell us a bit about yourselves, how long have you been photographers?
I want to work with foals, what is the best career...
You’ve seen the photos of Winx or Black Caviar with their handlers as foals and now you&rsq... more
Profile of a Horse Transport Driver - Chris Mahone
In 2011, Chris and his wife co-founded A1 Horse Transport, after more than 20 years of transporti... more
What qualifications do I require to work in this i...
The best thing about getting started in horse racing is that you don’t need any qualificati... more
What hours and days will I be required to be at wo
If you like watching sunrises and getting up early, racing is for you. No matter if you choose a ... more
How do I learn the skills needed to work with hors
You’ve never been around horses before and have no idea how to handle them, YouTube videos ... more