Horse Riding Jobs for Backpackers

Au Pair/home Help On Cattle Farm

Wynberg Station Cloncurry, Queensland

Published: 13th May 2021

We are after our next special person to join our busy family on our cattle station in outback Queensland to commence... Read more


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Horse Rider/farm Hand

Mylandra Partnership Forbes, New South Wales

Published: 12th May 2021

The position is part horse care, part farm hand.We are looking for someone to help exercise and care for our... Read more


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Experienced Stud & Stable Hands

Bowness Stud Young, New South Wales

Published: 12th May 2021

Bowness Stud & Watershed Farm near Young, NSW are seeking a full time, experience stud and stable hand. This stud is... Read more


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Stable Hand

Scott Singleton Racing Pty ltd Scone, New South Wales

Published: 11th May 2021

Stable Hand in a racing stables at Scone horse experience preferred but not essential.Monday-Saturday 5am... Read more


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Stable Hand

Lastdream Somersby, Central Coast

Published: 28th April 2021

Hello everyone,Our lovely studio on top of the stables is going to be available for our next stable manager.... Read more

Stablehand (must Have Experience With Horses)

Pacing Stable Busselton, Western Australia

Published: 28th April 2021

We’re looking for an experienced horseperson/stablehand to harness our horses, wash them, rug them, catch/put away... Read more

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Stable Hand - Randwick, Sydney

John Thompson Racing RANDWICK, Sydney

Published: 27th April 2021

DO YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH HORSES??John Thompson Racing is currently seeking enthusiastic and reliable ground... Read more

Experience Horse Rider

Tom McDermott Mulgoa, New South Wales

Published: 26th April 2021

2ND YEAR AND 3RD YEAR VISA SIGN OFF AVAILABLE.We are looking for a rider/groom - someone with a background... Read more

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Farm Hand On Horse Stud

Chatsworth Park SCONE, New South Wales

Published: 22nd April 2021

We are a family owned Thoroughbred horse stud located at Scone in the Upper Hunter Valley of NSW.We have a... Read more

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Stable Hand / Groom ( Available May )

McGarett Park ( Glenorie, NSW ) Glenorie, New South Wales

Published: 20th April 2021

Position is for one person and preference is 4 to 6 month minimum ( We have a new start available now May 2021 ).... Read more

Stable Hand

Harvey Ascot, Western Australia

Published: 15th April 2021

Stable Hand required for racing stable in Ascot.Days are flexible but early mornings and weekends are required... Read more

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Bar Tender

Pinnaroo Hotel Pinnaroo, South Australia

Published: 14th April 2021

The family owned Pinnaroo Hotel in the heart of the Mallee region in South Australia is looking for an enthusiastic... Read more

Polo Horse Groom/farm Work

Coulton Goondiwindi, Queensland

Published: 19th March 2021

Our extended family are looking for a small group of polo grooms to help with our Winter carnival, starting in May,... Read more

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Horse Lover

Jordan Lake Macdonald, Queensland

Published: 16th March 2021

Looking for an enthusiastic person to help on our small horse farm in the Noosa hinterland.We are located 20 min... Read more

Farm Work Sunshine Coast

Bellhaven Stud Belli Park, Sunshine Coast

Published: 15th March 2021

Start Date Immediate (by the 18th of June).SORRY, WE DO NOT DO SECOND YEAR VISAS.NO COUPLES OR PAIRS. ONE... Read more

Au Pair/ Console Operator/ Farm Hand

Woodham Walgett, New South Wales

Published: 12th March 2021

Our family is looking for and reliable easy going person who is willing to join our family.We are located in... Read more

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Do You Have Experience Working With Horses - Groom

Tom McDermott Wagga, New South Wales

Published: 12th March 2021

We have two farms in Mulgoa and Wagga Wagga NSW. We compete showjumping horses and break in, pre train and spell... Read more

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Track Rider/ Stable Hand

Corboy thoroughbreds Wangaratta, Victoria

Published: 3rd March 2021

Full time position available for experienced rider. Applicant must have previous horses riding experience as job... Read more

Stable Hand

Corboy thoroughbreds Wangaratta, Victoria

Published: 28th February 2021

Full time stable hand position available for immediate start.Job involves working in busy race stables, early... Read more

Stablehand Rider

Foster Horse Stable Paddys river, New South Wales

Published: 24th February 2021

We require a rider and stable hand for our show jumping and show horse stable.The successful applicant must be... Read more

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Universal Stables Coleyville, Brisbane

Published: 20th February 2021

Full time live in stablehand/groom with Show/Dressage team. Facilities located in the Scenic Rim. Must be... Read more

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Station Hands

Log Cabin Lands Barraba, New South Wales

Published: 19th February 2021

Two Station hands required on cattle operation in Northern NSW.7kms from the Town ship of Barraba.Horse riding... Read more

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Peppertree Arcadia Arcadia, New South Wales

Published: 2nd February 2021

Hi :)We are a show jumping stable based near Sydney. Also train race horses on the same property, does lessons and... Read more


Align My Spine YASS, New South Wales

Published: 23rd December 2020

Stablehand and/rider needed for small racing stable/farm. Previous horse experience essential. Accommodation, some... Read more

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Rider/ Groom/ Stable Hand

Peppercorn Park Picton Razorback, New South Wales

Published: 23rd December 2020

‼️Job offer ‼️Peppercorn Park Razorback NSW 2571Live-in position on a well established stud and... Read more

Experienced Station Hand - Family Cattle Station

Wynberg Station Cloncurry, Queensland

Published: 10th December 2020

We are looking for an experienced farm hand to work with us on family owned cattle station near Cloncurry in North... Read more

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Live In Stablehand/ Groom

Lampard Cranbourne South, Victoria

Published: 25th November 2020

Live in position available on a dressage/ performance horse property, 1 hour from Melbourne in Victoria.Exciting... Read more

Track Rider / Stable Hand

Corboy thoroughbreds Wangaratta, Victoria

Published: 22nd November 2020

Full time position available for an experienced horse rider. Job involves riding Horses track work , handling horses,... Read more

Stud Groom Ground Worker

Coldstream Park Coldstream Vic, Melbourne

Published: 15th November 2020

Looking for an experienced horse person who has worked on a horse stud before and prefer some education in at least... Read more

Stud Hand

Milburn Creek Wildes Meadow, New South Wales

Published: 21st October 2020

Milburn Creek are looking for someone hardworking and reliable to join our team for the upcoming yearling season.... Read more

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Stable Hand

Wild Oaks Pty Ltd The Oaks, Sydney

Published: 21st October 2020

We are looking for an enthusiastic & reliable Stable Hand for our thoroughbred racehorse spelling centre near Camden... Read more

Trackwork/ Stablehand

Andrew Racing Pty Ltd Gatton, Queensland

Published: 5th October 2020

Experienced Trackwork rider/Stablehand required for immediate start for Thoroughbred racing stable located at... Read more

Rider/ Groom/ Stable Hand

Peppercorn Park Picton Razorback, New South Wales

Published: 20th September 2020

Live-in position on a well established stud and stable producing horses competing dressage, eventing and show jumping... Read more

Stable Hand Horse Rider

Gavin foster racing stables Kenwick, Perth

Published: 7th September 2020

We are looking for an Experienced stablehand and rider, nice peaceful farmMust like horses Read more

Stable Hand

Pullicino harness racing stables Mallala, Adelaide

Published: 27th August 2020

Horses experience is a must Read more


Sydney hills horse riding centre Dural, Sydney

Published: 17th August 2020

Looking for experienced horse person.Accommodation, food.Must be reliable, non smoker and experienced.Chance... Read more

Horse Groom

Leishman Group NOOSAVILLE, Sunshine Coast

Published: 13th August 2020

We need a strong rider who can manage five horses.Accommodation provided on the farm.15mins to Noosa Main... Read more

Polo Horse Groom

Timor Polo Timor, New South Wales

Published: 9th August 2020

Wanted: Horse Rider Polo Groom - must be experiencedExperienced horse person required for mid of August start.... Read more

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Horse Stud Volunteer Work

Friesian Dreams Mount Jagged, South Australia

Published: 28th July 2020

ROOM available from end of November 2020We are a Friesian Horse stud and are looking for some help with general... Read more

Stable Hand/ Farm Hand At Racehorse Breeding Farm

Roycevale Farm North East Victoria, Victoria

Published: 19th July 2020

Full time position at a Racehorse and cattle breeding farm. Applicants must be enthusiastic, motivated and show... Read more

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Competative Horse Rider

Jim Henry Quirindi, New South Wales

Published: 12th July 2020

We are on a sheep and cattle farm 70 km west from Quirindi NSW. We are looking for a backpacker with strong horse... Read more

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Polo Horse Groom / Farm Hand

Coulton Goondiwindi, Queensland

Published: 12th July 2020

Our family requires a polo groom to start ASAP on our property near Goondiwindi, Queensland. The applicant must have... Read more


Andrew18 Bennett springs, Perth

Published: 8th July 2020

Stablehand required for racing stables in Bennett Springs.Duties mostly involve-mucking outFeedingRugging... Read more

Farm Hand @ Horse Property

Teegan Ashby Equestrian Howlong, New South Wales

Published: 5th July 2020

Farm Hand @ Horse PropertyThis position includes:- Feeding and rugging horses. All horses are sensible and well... Read more

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Stable Hand/domestic Duties

Glenkowen Stockhorse Stud Hoskinstown, New South Wales

Published: 1st July 2020

Position available on small horse farm located 20 mins from Canberra.Start around 25/26th July 2020We are... Read more

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Position Still Available Stablehand/ Housekeeping


Published: 30th June 2020

Looking for Female to extend Holiday Visa. Horse Experience is required. Must be capable around Horses. Must be... Read more

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Live In Stablehand/ Rider

Tranquil Park Stables Cranbourne South, Melbourne

Published: 10th June 2020

STILL LOOKING!Live in position has become available for experienced horse person/rider on a beautiful 20 acre... Read more

Farm Hand

Yarraman Pastoral Company Bigga, New South Wales

Published: 24th January 2020

Looking for a few workers to join us for a few weeks. More time may be awarded pending performance.We have a sheep... Read more

Volunteer At Ryders Horse Riding Tours

Ryders Horse Riding Tours Labertouche, Melbourne

Published: 16th December 2019

Positions available at Ryder’s Horse Riding Tours. Ryder’s has been in operation for over ten years and has taken... Read more

Stablehand/horse Rider

Acacia Ridge Stud Yankalilla, South Australia

Published: 4th December 2019

We are looking for one or two people to help on our sporthorse stud on the beautiful Fleurieu peninsular, we have an... Read more

Horse Stud Volunteer Work

Friesian Dreams Mount Jagged, South Australia

Published: 7th November 2019

Due to a cancellation we are looking for help straight awayWe are a Friesian Horse stud and are looking for some... Read more

Stablehand/horse Rider

Acacia Ridge Stud Yankalilla, South Australia

Published: 4th November 2019

We are looking for a person to help on our sporthorse stud on the beautiful Fleurieu peninsular, we have an 80 acre... Read more

Horse Handler/stablehand

Cameron Crockett Racing Scone, New South Wales

Published: 23rd October 2019

Postitions available for ground staff at our Scone stables.We have a position available for a groom/horse handler.... Read more

Stud Groom

Coldstream Park Coldstream, Victoria

Published: 4th October 2019

Warmblood horse stud in Yarra Valley Victoria currently looking for someone experienced with horse work who is... Read more

Nanny/au Pair

Penney Monto, Queensland

Published: 16th July 2019

I am looking for someone who can live in with myself and my 3 children. The eldest girl Grace is 8yr old Annabel is... Read more

Stable Hand / Groom

Byron Equestrian BYRON bay, Byron Bay

Published: 6th June 2019

Calling all horse enthusiasts!We are seeking an experienced and committed person to join our great little team... Read more

Stable Hand

Clancameron Stables Ingleside, New South Wales

Published: 22nd May 2019

Weekend Stable Hand required. Private agistment facility Northern Beaches. 7 horses. 2 hours am shift; 1 hour pm... Read more

Station Hand Labour

Johnson Hughenden, Queensland

Published: 2nd May 2019

Station hand workFencing yard building welding machinery operating eg loader skid steer fork lift cattle mustering... Read more

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Stable Hand / Trackrider

John Salanitri Racing Caulfield, Melbourne

Published: 26th March 2019

Experienced Track Rider/Stable Hand required for Caulfield based Racing Stable, if you have the relevant experience... Read more

Stablehand - With Accommodation

Wayne Austin Racing East Kurrajong, New South Wales

Published: 18th March 2019

Full-time live in position available for an experienced stablehand/rider based in the Hawkesbury region of NSW close... Read more

Fun Loving Family

Thomas Harkaway, Melbourne

Published: 27th February 2019

Hi my name is William Thomas. I am 9 years old. I have a little sister called Amelia and she is 5.Our beautiful... Read more

Stable Hand/groom

jolong park Bangholme, Victoria

Published: 22nd February 2019

Position: Stable hand / GroomLive in position available on a dressage/ performance horse property, 40 mins from... Read more


Grandview Stud Pty Ltd Peak Crossing, Brisbane

Published: 3rd February 2019

Fulltime stablehand/farmhand position available in Peak Crossing just outside Ipswich in South East Queensland.... Read more

Stable Hand - Live In

wayne Austin Racing EAST KURRAJONG, New South Wales

Published: 1st February 2019

Full-time live in position available for an experienced horse person/stablehand based in the Hawkesbury region of NSW... Read more

Epic Surf Shop Position - Come Join Us!

Epic Ocean Adventures Rainbow Beach, Sunshine Coast

Published: 13th December 2018

We are a Surf & Adventure Shop in Rainbow Beach, who run daily tours to the beautiful Double Island for Kayaking,... Read more

Horse Riding Coach (or Trainee)

National Equestrian Centre Weston, Canberra

Published: 8th November 2018

HORSE RIDING COACH (OR TRAINEE)If you are passionate about horses, enjoy the hard work involved in good horse... Read more

Friend/auntie/companion Wanted For Young Small Family

Stephens Caroline Springs, Melbourne

Published: 21st October 2018

Hi! What are you doing for the next little while?Going nuts?I'll be honest - we don't actually NEED a... Read more

Track Rider At Horse Racing Stable, Sydney

Cummings Racing Kensington, Sydney

Published: 15th October 2018

We are looking for people with Horse Riding experience, prefereably in a Horse Racing stable, to ride between six and... Read more


Sedgman emerald, Queensland

Published: 9th October 2018

We are looking for our next experienced Aupair. Immediate start.would love someone with horse riding experience,... Read more

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Stable Hand / Horse Handling

George Wright Racing Parkes, New South Wales

Published: 2nd October 2018

We are looking for a motivated, hard working backpacker to join us at our thoroughbred racing stables in Parkes.... Read more

Stable Hand

Waugoola pastoral Canowindra, New South Wales

Published: 14th September 2018

Stable hand wanted for cattle/horse operation, must have horse experience, don’t have to be the best rider, wage... Read more

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Experience Track Rider/ Stablehand

Smiley Chan Racing Cranbourne, Victoria

Published: 20th August 2018

Track Rider: (Part time)Smiley Chan Racing Stable at Cranbourne is looking for a part time track rider on the... Read more

Stable Hand Position On A Harness Racing Stables

Abrahams Shepparton, Victoria

Published: 7th August 2018

Stable hand position available at our Harness Racing stable.Second Year Visa Eligable!!You will be required... Read more

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Stable Hand And Housekeeping Back Packer

(None) POMONA, Sunshine Coast

Published: 2nd July 2018

I need someone who can clean 3 stables put horses into paddocks of a morning and bring in in the afternoon and keep... Read more

Au Pair / Mothers Help

McLachlan Tuerong, Melbourne

Published: 27th June 2018

Start: Monday 23rd July. 6 months minimum. Payment generous.We are a busy, energetic, warm, fun, loving family of... Read more

Temporary Groom

Oakvillle Equestrian MARAYLYA, New South Wales

Published: 21st May 2018

Oakville Equestrian Centre require the services of a temporary groom for our busy but fun yard close to Sydney.... Read more

Au Pair And All Round Girl/boy Friday

Crozier Altona, Melbourne

Published: 17th April 2018

****Start immediately ****aprox $300 + per week****minimum 3 months stay.We are looking for our next fabulous... Read more

Family Assistant/au Pair

Crozier Altona, Melbourne

Published: 5th April 2018

****Start 14th April 2018****aprox $300 + per week****minimum 3 months stay.We are looking for our next... Read more

Live-in Groom, Manager, Stable Hand

Windarra Park Annangrove, Sydney

Published: 22nd March 2018

Live in position at Annangrove, NSW for 3 months with view for longer if working out. We are looking for a groom to... Read more

Demi Pair Home Helper

Aleemear lodge Westonia, Western Australia

Published: 20th March 2018

We are a horse stud on a large propertyIn rural waWe require help around property and homeWe have 2 children... Read more

Farm /horse Help

Hayes Killaloe, Cairns

Published: 12th March 2018

This is not a paid position it is free camping in return for gardening labour and horse chores.I Have a small... Read more

Horse Stud Hand

Serene Lodge Kendall, New South Wales

Published: 12th February 2018

2 persons required to work on thoroughbred horse stud, casual40 hours per week, may include weekend work.... Read more

Horse Stablehands Require (sydney)

Gai Waterhouse Racing KENSINGTON, Sydney

Published: 12th February 2018

Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott Racing have stablehand positions available working in one of Australia's largest and... Read more

Noosa Hinterland Live In Position

Bellhaven Stud Noosa, Sunshine Coast

Published: 8th January 2018

Woofer position available at Noosa hinterland horse stud. 6 days a week. Jobs which you would be required to do may... Read more

Stable Hand / Housekeeping 2nd Year Visa For Female

Burragillo Moree, New South Wales

Published: 6th December 2017

Postition available for Female looking to extend Visa. Applicant must be honest, energetic and have Horse... Read more

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Stablehands Required For Caulfield Stable

Aquanita Racing Caulfield, Melbourne

Published: 16th October 2017

Stablehands required for Caulfield horse racing stable. No horse experience required but must be prepared for... Read more

Horse Stud Farm And Stablehand

Jakeiro Equibusiness Bulahdelah, New South Wales

Published: 5th October 2017

Full time position available at horse stud. Located Bulahhdelah NSW. One hour north of Newcastle, two and a half... Read more

Polo Groom

Backpacker Gheringhap, Victoria

Published: 14th September 2017

Opportunity for someone to join our fun loving and hard working crew for the 2017/2018 season on a beautiful... Read more

Stablehand/racehorse Strapper

Forest Lodge Racing Pty Ltd Miners Rest, Victoria

Published: 14th September 2017

Darren Weir Racing has several positions available for experienced horse people to join one ofour three racehorse... Read more

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Farm Hand

Clarence Armidale - Kempsey area, New South Wales

Published: 18th August 2017

Would you like to experience Australian life on a working cattle property in the upper Macleay river on the beautiful... Read more

Horse And Cattle Farm

Hunt Rockhampton central Qld , Queensland

Published: 14th August 2017

Australian Stock Horse and Quarter Horse Stud in Central Qld has a position for one female as a stable hand groom to... Read more

Farm/stable Hand

Raheen Stud Gladfield , Queensland

Published: 10th August 2017

A horse stud 1.5hrs west of Brisbane is looking for an experienced horse person/s to work on the farm. Accom and... Read more

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Keribee Dressage Clare, South Australia

Published: 5th August 2017

Stablehand/Groom/Rider needed for small Dressage and polo stable in the Clare Valley, South Australia (position for... Read more

Horse Racing Stablehand


Published: 3rd August 2017

Full time positions available. Above award wages. Horse/equestrian/farm experience preferred but not essential.... Read more

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Stable Hand/groom

Moroney Logan Village, Queensland

Published: 1st August 2017

Sierra Lodge is a boutique equestrian agistment and training centre located 30mins from the Gold Coast and Brisbane,... Read more

Housekeeper / Horse Groom

Spring Park Station Tamworth, New South Wales

Published: 10th July 2017

General housekeeping- cleaning, washing, ironing and cooking for family of 4 ( Parents and 2 girls aged 10 and... Read more

Stable Hand In Beautiful Yard Sydney Northern Beaches

Kallaroo Equestrian Northern Beaches, Sydney

Published: 26th June 2017

Looking for 2 x strong enthusiastic stableshands to joinfriendly busy yard in Sydney’snorthern beahes.... Read more

Horse / Cattle Women And Home Help

Lazy D Performance Horses Stanwell, Queensland

Published: 12th April 2017

Lazy D Performance Horses in Central Qld has a position for one female stable hand / groom to be part of our small... Read more

Gardener/labourer X2

Equella Stud Merricks North, Victoria

Published: 13th March 2017

Are you hardworking, reliable and looking for a casual I day per week job.We are looking for 2... Read more

Polo Horse Groom

Timor Polo MURRURUNDI , New South Wales

Published: 5th February 2017

We are looking for experienced horse riders to become part of a polo club organisation. Duties include exercising... Read more

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Horse Riding Jobs in Australia

Horse Riding Jobs Australia
Horse Riding Jobs

Working with horses is sometimes tiring work, but more importantly it is incredibly rewarding. In Australia, there are many different equestrian jobs available for those looking to work with horses, available for all kinds of people.

This isn't a job you'll just be able to take up with no experience, but if you've already spent years horse riding then a career as a rider in Australia can be an exciting and well-paid endeavour. Horse riding jobs will require a rider that's able to handle horses that are both young and inexperienced, as well as older horses already being ridden professionally. Australia is a land of many different terrains, so riders will be expected to be able to handle track work, bush work and beach work with equal levels of skill.

The exact specifications will depend on the rider job you are applying for, but it's likely that other qualifications will be expected too. These might include basic first aid skills, and a track record of skilled riding proven through certificates or awards.

Working on a stable

If you love the outdoors, or the thought of the peaceful yet interesting lifestyle that comes with working on a farm, equestrian jobs really are the perfect choice. Such jobs will often require minimum experience but will provide a varied and busy day to day routine. Working as a stablehand will also often mean your accommodation and food is provided for you, as due to the nature of the role that might well require early morning hours, many farms and stables look for live-in staff. It's a great opportunity to socialise with fellow workers and your host family. Full training will usually be required, but again there may be some qualifications needed, such as a driving licence, as larger farms will require helpers to drive across longer distances with tools or supplies.

For those who want to work exclusively with horses, there are jobs available in stables across Australia, especially for those interested in working as a stablehand. Working as a stablehand will normally involve reporting to a higher member of staff, and carrying out all sorts of everyday duties. These might include feeding the horses, cleaning out the stables and bringing in new bedding, as well as interacting with others visiting or using the stables such as vets and horse riders.

If you choose to work on a farm rather than in a stable, it's highly likely you will spend a lot of your time tending to the horses, but there will also likely be opportunity to work with other animals too - so if you're not insistent on working exclusively with horses this is another good idea.

For backpackers in Australia, equestrian work comes with another advantage. It is usually suitable for the Australian second year visa extension scheme. The scheme allows those visiting Australia on a working holiday visa to stay in this beautiful country for a little while longer, and carrying out stable work is a great way to ensure you've got a flexible, simple job that will allow you to make the most of your time here.