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A jockey gets mounts by going out during training hours to offer services to owners and trainers. Hire a jockey agent to handle the business end of getting into a horse race with advice from a former professional jockey in this free video on jockeys.
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So how do jockeys get mounts? This is a very competitive business and it's probably the - well I think it is the only sport that all the players on the field which is going to be the racetrack, are on a completely different team. So the way a jockey gets mounts is is we offer our services, our riding abilities in the training hours, during the morning, and when you go out there, you hustle, you try to - first you may have some lined up already with your clients but when you don't, you're out there, you're trying to make new clients. So you're offering your services as a jockey to go out there, work horses out, exercise them, whatever you got to do to please or build new customers, putting yourself out there to try to create opportunities before you ride those horses in the afternoon for the races. So that's - we also have a jockey agent that helps us in that process, and that kind of - that allows us to be two places at once. Though the jockey agent doesn't get on horses for the clients, that would be my job, but the jockey agent is responsible for handling and the business end of it, taking the entries, taking the mounts from the trainers, and organizing that whole end of things of the business that make us a team, so that is basically how jockeys get mounts.