Graham Bradley feels that becoming a trainer would be the "natural progression" following his successful roles as jump jockey and bloodstock agent.
While the Cheltenham Gold Cup and Champion Hurdle-winning rider is reticent about his exact plans should he be granted a licence, he is looking forward to the challenge.
"I can't say anything until I've gone through all my modules and everything. It starts on Monday. I've done my NVQ in horse management and have three modules to do, but things are very much up in the air at the moment. I've got to have a meeting with the BHA," he said.
"It's just a natural progression really. It would be a big challenge and is something I've been thinking about and planning for a while. There's lots of water to go under the bridge and lots of things to do before it comes to fruition. I've been planning it for a while and I'm really looking forward to it."
Bradley, 52, is hoping some of the many things he learned from riding for plenty of leading trainers will rub off on him.
"I've learned a lot from some proper geniuses. I rode winners for all three of the Dickinsons (Tony, Monica and Michael)," he said.
"I was stable jockey to Paul Nicholls, to Charlie Brooks, rode winners for Toby Balding, David Elsworth - he's an absolute genius - David Murray-Smith, Jim Old. I've learnt a lot talking to them and I've been around horses all my life.
"I know it's going to be a big challenge, it's not a great time to start training but I just thought it was a natural progression and something I've been thinking about for a long time and planning for a bit, so I've decided to give it a go. I've also learnt a lot from being a bloodstock agent."
Bradley, who retired from race-riding in 1999, has been one of jump racing's most controversial characters. He was warned off for five years for passing information to Brian Wright at a time when he was building a new career as a successful bloodstock agent in Wantage. His ban ended in 2009.
30 July 2014Zalty still in Galway frame
Tag recovering from Ascot exertions
Muthmir team eye Goodwood gold
Van driven out for Goodwood success
Love too much for Toormore
Cotai claims Molecomb glory
Leger hopefuls seek Gordon glory
Sennockian stars at Goodwood
Hannon aims to uphold family honour
He who would be King
29 July 2014Repeat Topaz victory for Vastonea
Eagle set for short break
Vulcanite spearheads Longsdon raid
Hughes launches double Plate bid
Estimate in Goodwood Cup field
Quick picks off Galway rivals
Lion could roar in Champion Stakes
Time out for Carpenter
Beckett considers Gesture gameplan
Pitt ponders Sir Stewards' run
Bird in full flight for Nassau
Beacon leads Hannon trio
Toormore on Goodwood mission
Star duo head Sussex field
28 July 2014PJA hits out at ERA Cosgrave case
Chopin team wait on softer ground
Options open for Approval
Pallasator states case for Ebor
Custom a cut above
Harty doubles up in Galway feature
Munich Mission impossible
Jinx on a high in France
Cox plays it cool with Kodi
Girl given Lowther target
Burke looking to Curragh
Hanagan hails Taghrooda
Toormore drops in class for Lennox
27 July 2014Beacon shines over Molecomb rivals
Miss skips Galway for Goodwood
Tag crowned queen of Ascot
Muthmir delivers in Dash
Metal proves International star
Sheikh pounces for late score
Kingman poised for showdown
Kleo hits top gear for Cumani
Dettori strikes on Osaila
Bear grills Winkfield rivals
Yorkshire Oaks target for Volume