The Head Travelling Groom leads the team to get the racehorse to the racecourse safely and on time.
The Head Travelling Groom is responsible for the welfare of that horse and other staff members. They must be highly skilled in all aspects of horsemanship
Other responsibilities include leading up and saddling up too.
The Head Travelling Groom makes sure the horse is produced on time for the correct race and checks any special tack or other requirements. They also liaise with racecourse staff including vets and the British Horseracing Authority.