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Volunteer or find a part-time job at a stable or horse-related nonprofit organization to spend as much time as possible around horses. Some successful jockeys say they even slept in the barn during their careers. The more you know and understand horses, the more likely you are to become a jockey.

Exercise and stay in shape; jockeys must be physically fit.

Try to find a professional jockey or trainer who would be interested in mentoring you. If you're truly passionate about the sport and have the desire to succeed, learning from a professional is one of the best ways to break into racing.