What struggles do female jockeys face?
I would like to know what are particular struggles and problems that female jockeys have to deal with in todays horse racing society before I finalize if I truly want to attend the jockey school in KY. Or if I would be better off grooming stallions at a stud farm. I wanted to be a jockey for 5 years now and I have to perfect build to be one.
Asked By: I <3 Jockeys - 11/20/2008
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
FWIW, if you want job longevity, you'd be better off with the stallion job. You could work your way up into stallion management and spend a lifetime making a career of this. Jockeys are always one bad fall away from the end of the career, and the struggles with weight are absolutely brutal for anyone who isn't built... More
Answered By: Karin C - 11/21/2008
Additional Answers (4)
if that is your dream go for it. you can't go wrong with mccarron and his people, just look at jackie davis in new york, she is starting to win and at nice odds. good luck and stay in touch, i will be your # 1 fan.
Answered By: bwj1963 - 11/20/2008
If you are asking this because you are worried about what other people think, DON'T! No matter what you do there will always be somebody to criticize you and put you down. Don't listen to them! You can do anything that you want!! There is always going to be somebody standing in the middle of the road to your dreams... More
Answered By: Naturistic - 11/20/2008
well u have to keep your wait down put if u wont to ride o 4 it
Answered By: Jade C - 11/21/2008
Women do not have any more problems becoming a jockey than men do. There are more men jockeys because mainly they are stronger. Some of those Thoroughbreds can get a bit hard to handle at times, but a female can ride as well as any man. Julie Krone is a very famous jockey and was the first woman inducted in the Hall Of... More
Answered By: Vicki J - 11/21/2008
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Legitimate Survey for Cash.Extra Money for You,Join Here!
Shop Online or Sign Up To Sell AVON & Earn Fast Cash Today!
$21/hr Start, Avg Pay $72K/yr No Experience Needed! Get Started.
Other Career Questions
Do most mechanical engineering jobs offer job security?
What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.
Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
2013 Engineering Jobs Outlook
Engineers will find job opportunities in select disciplines in 2013, with candidates who are all-around, client-oriented businesspeople in demand.
Best-Paying Jobs by Major
What could you earn with a particular four-year degree? Find out by checking out this list of the top-paying jobs for 20 of the most common majors.
Eight High-Paying, Secure Jobs
Want to earn a good salary and enjoy a measure of job security as well? Check out these well-paying jobs on tap for fast growth in the coming years.