Horse Identifier

Verify the identification of horses at the receiving barns of a racetrack.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Horse Identifiers do?

Verifies identification of horses at receiving barn of racetrack: Checks identifying features, such as tattooed registration number on lip and physical appearance with official records and photographs to ensure only horses scheduled to race are permitted in paddock. Releases identified horses to handlers for transfer to paddock for saddling. Notifies track officials when doubt exists as to horses’ identity. Records physical changes in horses, such as weight increase or scar received since last inspection, to keep identification records current.


Should I be a Horse Identifier?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Identifier, Horse

    How to become a Horse Identifier

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