Dirty jobs: Horse Trainer

Dirty jobs: Horse Trainer

It takes a rare amount of commitment, horsemanship, business savvy, integrity, intelligence and above all PASSION to become a successful racehorse trainer. You will be tested time and time again and your love of horses and the sport must persevere. Some of the best...

Dirty Jobs: Jockey

A jockey can make thousands of dollars in less than two minutes; they sport six pack abs year round, they get to ride really fast horses for a living and they can have all the luxuries they want just like a rock star! But, don’t forget to read the fine print. ....
Dirty Jobs: Assistant Trainer

Dirty Jobs: Assistant Trainer

If assistant trainers got paid by the hour they would be millionaires! These hard working and dedicated individuals log in more time at the track than anyone else.. Who’s at the barn to meet a horse shipping in at midnight? Who’s still on the backside...
Dirty Jobs: Hot walker

Dirty Jobs: Hot walker

Round and round and round and . . . seems like that’s all we ever do at the racetrack, just keep turning left! But no one goes round and round more than the hot walkers. Thoroughbred trainers like George Weaver, Jerry Gryczewski, and Bobby Frankel hail from all...
Dirty Jobs: Exercise Rider

Dirty Jobs: Exercise Rider

An exercise rider gets paid to gallop, jog, and breeze racehorses. They facilitate the daily exercise that these equine athletes need to get ready to race for the first time and to stay fit in between races. The rider also passes on crucial information to the trainer...