Horse Tack Fitter

Working as a Horse Tack Fitter you will ensure that the riders equipment should not cause pain or interfere with a horse’s performance. It is vital for the safety and longevity of the horse’s health to correctly fit tack such as bridles, halters, reins, bits, harnesses and saddles. Note: Entry requirements apply.

Summary of Training

  • Interpret and address horse behaviour and welfare
  • Relate musculoskeletal system to horse conformation and movement
  • Maintain and monitor horse health
  • Follow equine biosecurity and infection control procedures
  • Provide specialist advice to clients
  • Implement records systems for small business
  • Provide first aid and emergency care for horses or other equines
  • Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks for horse handling and riding activities
  • Evaluate saddlery and gear fit for horse and rider combination
  • Fit and adjust bits and bridles
  • Manage selection of horse for handler, rider or driver
  • Manage compliance for small businesses
  • Use digital technology for non-routine workplace tasks
  • Identify factors that affect racehorse fitness and suitability to race
  • Handle horses safely

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

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Industry Group
Agriculture, Animals & Conservation

Work Type
Persuading & Enterprising
Manual & Realistic

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 20/21: 581

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 29/3/2022. AATIS analysis.

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Horse Tack Fitter - ACM40921
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

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Part Time
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