Recently, we were asked about the advice we would give to other women interested in entering the Thoroughbred industry. We know that as women in a primarily male-dominated field, people often ask us about how we got into it and what we would suggest to others. So we thought we would provide some insight into our perspective.

Don’t Do It…Unless It’s Your Passion

We know that this is a labor of love. While it is a business, being part of the thoroughbred industry is impossible without a deep love for the horses you work with. There is a lot of money in horseracing but training, pinhooking, or rehabbing horses is far from a get-rich-quick scheme. Your involvement will have to be a passion for you to succeed.

Educate Yourself

Because of the history of thoroughbred racing, it’s up to women entering the industry to educate themselves as much as possible. There are so many nooks and crannies to excavate within the world of horses. Young women need to do everything they can to learn the ropes along the way.

Find a Mentor who Believes in You

As women in racing, horseOlogy was developed to give us a platform and a voice. It can be challenging to find a mentor who isn’t paternalistic, and it’s vital that you find someone who sees you and respects you. When learning the trade, work with people who want to see you grow and thrive.

If You’re In, Be All In

We do not believe that the thoroughbred industry is where you can simply dip your toe. If you’re in, be all in. Commit yourself thoroughly to every horse and every aspect of why you’re here. Whether taking on pinhooking, consigning, training, or anything else in racing, do it with your whole heart every day.

horseOlogy is a woman and minority-owned thoroughbred business located in Ocala, Florida. Contact us to learn more.  

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