Horse Groomer Interview Questions & Answers

Updated September 30, 2018

Interviews for Horse Groomer position actually decide how well you will fit into an organization.

So it is imperative that you prepare for them.

Here is a set to help you:




Horse Groomer Interview Questions and Answers

Out of all the careers that you could have chosen, what made you decide to choose one as a horse groomer?
I am an equine enthusiast. And I believe that one should work in a capacity where one is truly comfortable. Possessing an inherent love for horses is what made me decide that I wanted to work as a horse groom.

In a horse groom capacity, what specific duties have you performed in the past?
While working as a horse groom, I have been busy handling a lot of tasks including bathing and grooming assigned horses, providing them with food after careful preparation, cleaning and mucking out their stalls, maintaining stables, providing exercise to horses, creating and maintaining logs of what they eat and drink, and looking after their general wellbeing.

In your opinion, what skills does one require to work as a horse groomer?
As a horse groomer, one has to possess excellent skills in handling horses of different types, sizes, and natures. It is imperative that a horse groomer has an inherent love for horses, without which this work is not possible to do. Knowledge of preparing feeds particular to each horse breed, and the ability to nurture them so that their emotional well-being is prioritized are also required. In addition to this, it is important for horse groomers to be physically dexterous, as the work is quite physical.

What is the most challenging task that you have done in your present place of work?
I was recently assigned a horse that was considered “untrainable.” Although I am not a trainer, I managed to subdue the horse with my love and attention, and by taking his lead. By the time I was done with him, he was not untrainable anymore. This, I believe was quite challenging, but I came out like a champ!

What aspirations do you have as far as your career is concerned?
I am working towards becoming a horse trainer, which is where I believe my true calling is.

On a scale of 1 to 10, ten being the highest, where do you rate your horse grooming skills?
I would give myself a 9, as I have been polishing my skills in this regard for the last eight years, and I am quite good at what I do!