Stable Hand Interview Questions and Answers

Updated on: June 12, 2018

It is not easy to prepare for a stable hand interview if you do not have at least some sample questions in front of you.

The following sample questions and answers will help you prepare for an interview:




Stable Hand Interview Questions and Answers

What made you decide to work as a stable hand?
I have always loved horses, and there is no better way to work with them than to start off by working as a stable hand.

What duties have you performed in the role of a stable hand in the past?
I have worked as a stable hand for over three years now, and I have been actively handling grooming, feeding, and watering activities. In addition to this, I have been responsible for bathing horses and monitoring them for health and soundness. Moreover, I have been assisting with breeding and foaling activities, focusing on their health and wellbeing.

What skills do you possess which make it easy for you to work as a stable hand?
I have an inherent love for animals in general, which make it easy for me to handle the horses assigned to me. In addition to this, I am exceptionally well-versed in feeding and grooming horses and possess extensive knowledge of horse care and health. Moreover, I am experienced in providing breeding and foaling assistance.

What do you believe is the most challenging part of working as a stable hand?
I believe that the work is challenging on the whole. Looking after another living being is quite a responsibility. But challenges are not something that bothers me too much since I love the work so much.

Recount a time when you had to put your skills into action to handle a situation.
There was a time when the horse that I was responsible for started acting up at an event. There was nothing physically wrong with him, and I couldn’t figure out what had led to him behaving in such a manner. It took all that I had to calm him down, and once I had done that, I managed to determine that the problem was one volunteer who had been continuously poking him with a stick, which of course made him quite mad, and uncomfortable.

How do you feel about working in a position that requires so much physically and emotionally?
I do not mind physical work at all, which is one of the reasons that I took up this work. As far as emotional connection with horses is concerned, that can be a problem if you do not hold your emotions in check. I make sure that I keep my emotional connection with them limited, as much as I can.