We surveyed 68 jockeys to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical jockey. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a jockey?



Working as a jockey typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a jockey?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a jockey typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a jockey?



It’s typically quite difficult to find a job as a jockey.