Originally Posted by ericka9
I was thinking of taking courses there but didn't know if it would be worth my time or money. Everything I been reading you really don't get a higher paying job from having a degree.
Wondering what everyone though are on this?
Hi Ericka, If you are looking for a job working with horses, please take it from someone who has 'been there, done that', an equine degree earns you absolutely no respect
out there in the horse world.
If the online program is extremely inexpensive it may be worth your time just for personal knowledge but it is meaningless in getting a start with horses.
Real horse experience, reputation and credentials are what horse people respect and the equine colleges will never admit that none of their graduates are getting jobs unless they already have a stable at home to go back to.
Let's say you want to train horses. To be the kind of trainer who can charge a living wage and that show people will hire means getting credentials ie: having a super horse, going on a major show circuit and winning at a very high level consistently for at least several years. That takes a lot of time and money right up front.
From my experience with equine college I'd tell you to get your business degree instead. You will have very little problems getting a decent job and if you ever want to open your own stable you will have the business skills to keep it financially successful.
Do the course for fun and education but don't depend on it for your future!