Question by  YellowCar (87)

How can I train to be a horse jockey?

I'm short, so at least I have that bit covered.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

You can start off by getting into one of the race barns in Kentucky. My friend is currently an exercise rider for Mc Peek Farms. This gives you experience and eventually you can meet the right people and get a job as a jockey. Its best to go into the situation with experiece as a rider.


Answer by  bjc (354)

There are several horse racing jockey schools across the United States...the most famous being Chris McCarron's (a former Kentucky Derby winning jockey himself) school which is based in Lexington Kentucky.


Answer by  KWags1977 (427)

The best way is to get yourself a job at a stable that deals with thoroughbred horses and trains them to race. You can work your way up to becoming a jockey. It's not something you just can learn right away, although there are a few jockey schools. The Frank Garza Jockey School is one of your options.


Answer by  jsmith (2067)

Its a long process. You generally start by doing scutwork at a track, then move to grooming, then exercising the horses, all before even being considered for an actual race.


Answer by  EoinScully (7)

To become a horse jockey you must find a horse capable of upsetting the odd on every occasion.You must find a stable shelter for the horse and a trainer for the the jockey must be ready to train alot every day this includes alot of gym work.go for it

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