Track riders are people who ride racehorses for their workouts in their training and leading up to a race. They can be someone who is a qualified jockey who will ride the horse in a race, but are often people who are not qualified to ride in races. Track riders can be larger than the typical jockey frame and enjoy riding racehorses in this way even if they aren’t able to qualify as a jockey.
Racing Victoria is advertising a track riding course that is to be run through the National Centre for Equine Education. If you have a passion for riding horses at speed, perhaps this form of qualification that can lead to employment is worth looking into!
“Each leg in it’s gallop seems to stream with a rush of speed as though from a bucket of water poured o’er the field.” – Arabian Poet