So I'm still tossing around ideas about future career possibilities. I'm still all over the board in choices and not sure what I want to do exactly. Reproduction, event management, barn management, graphic design (photoshopping stallion ads type thing) etc. I have also been thinking about equine rehabilitation. My family currently runs a hyperbaric chamber business for use with people so I have an interest in that. We actually have some pretty cool plans in the works for people AND horse use that I can't necessarily talk about since it's top secret. One potential dream is to open my own rehab business along the lines of KESMARC. One question I have is would a business like this be profitable in the west? I know KESMARC has the benefit of all the Thoroughbreds on the east coast, but I know there's racing in California as well as all the performance stock horses.
What kind of education do you think is needed to own/operate a business like this? I know it would be a long time before something like this became a possibility but I'm curious about it. I'm currently going into my 4th year in college seeking an Equine Science degree with a minor in business. I will most likely go on to get my Masters.
And yes I have heard of KESMARC's hyperbaric incident. The way we operate with people and also our future plans with equine patients is much safer.