Horse Trainer Interview: 6 Questions and Answers

Updated: May 21, 2023

A set of questions and answers for a horse trainer interview is provided below for your reference:

1. What was your motivation to choose a career as a horse trainer?
I have always been an animal lover, horses being my favorite from the lot. As I grew older, I realized that there is an entire world out there that caters to horses, and horse training became the natural choice. I have been working as one ever since.

2. How have you been trained as a horse trainer?
Mostly, I am self-trained. Initially, I did a lot of reading up on the personality of horses, and how they can be encouraged to train in a certain way. As time went on, I gained a lot of experience with horses and horse training, which is why now, I know most of what there is to know about training horses for different purposes.

3. What is the most challenging part of working as a horse trainer?
Working as a horse trainer comes with many challenges on a daily basis. Most of the time, one does not know what to expect from a horse that has just been assigned to you. The good thing is that I take these challenges in stride, making sure that I do not succumb to the pressure.

4. What type of skills do you possess that make you an excellent contender to work as a horse trainer at our facility?
I was coined as the horse whisperer in my previous place of work, as I was so good with horses that people would usually not believe that I was no magician! Apart from possessing an inherent ability to calm down even the most rebellious of horses, I am great at creating and implementing training and exercise programs and regimens for all assigned horses, depending on their specific personalities. Moreover, I am exceptionally well-versed in training horses for a wide variety of purposes, including racing, riding, trail work, and shows.

5. How do you handle unruly horses? What is your particular way of action?
It all depends on determining why a horse is unruly in the first place. The first thing that I do is to determine the reason for a horse’s behavior. I then implement plans to counter the effects of what a horse has gone through in the past to make it the way it is. Once I know what the problem is, I can efficiently create and implement behavioral management programs.

6. What is your dream as far as this line of work is concerned?
I have always wanted to open an animal shelter for equestrian animals who have been abandoned or placed into the “put down” category because of their inability to perform as well as they did in the past.