Licenses and Certification • Depends on the horse being groomed • Racetrack Groomers- licenses in the state in which racing is being conducted, complete appropriate forms and pay the required fee to obtain a grooms licenses • Show Groomers- not required to have a licenses
Employment Outlook • Expected to grow faster than the average rate from 2008 to 2018, about 21%
Salary • $9-$15 per hour • $400 weekly • $15,000 to $24,000 annually
Why Your Horse Needs Grooming • Increases blood flow from the horse’s skin surface • Massages the horse’s muscles • Improved health of the horse’s skin and coat • Decreases the chance of various heath problems for the horses
Grooming Tools • Hoof Pick- used to remove dirt and debris lodged in the hooves • Curry Comb- used to dislodge dirt and debris that might be tangled in the hair or stuck to the horse’s skin • Body Brush- a brush that can be used on almost all parts of the horse’s body and it removes some of the dirt and debris • Soft Brush- is designed to remove dust and foreign particles • Mane & Tail Comb- is a comb that brush the horse’s mane and tail • Swear or Water Scraper- removes excess water after a workout or excess water after a bath • Grooming Cloth- used to wipe away dust that was left behind and cleanse areas around the eyes or ears
Grooming Tools Hoof Pick Curry Comb Body Brush Soft Brush Mane & Tail Comb Sweat or Water Scraper Grooming Cloth
References • • -down-clean • • • ts_of_grooming_your_horse-26892 • • The Career Guide to the Horse Industry (Book)
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