Anyone ever go to college for a horse career? - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 01-08-2008, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sussex Co. NJ
Posts: 35
• Horses: 0
Anyone ever go to college for a horse career?

I'm looking at Findlay in Ohio, and Virginia Intermont, Virginia.

My dream is to own my own lesson stable one day, but I want to have a horsey job in between my college years and my dream "life".

Does anyone think not being able to own my own horse will hinder me? Should I try to purchase a horse? I know they say it isn't required, but a friend of mine went to Cazinovia, and she had to purchase a horse, because she couldn't get time to get on the horse they assigned, because well, she had to share it with three other students...
Thoreau is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 01-08-2008, 08:52 PM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: NSW, Australia
Posts: 551
• Horses: 0
i was thinking of going to marcus oldham in VIC, australia. my parents dont want me to though, they say the horse industry is to hard to make money in!!! but if i have another job to fall back on if things dont go to plan? hmm i dont know, i've still got 2 yrs of school to go yet!!

now back to your problem, you could lease a horse???
mell is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 01-10-2008, 04:06 AM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Delregans Way Performance horses QLD AUS
Posts: 773
• Horses: 0
Mell my eldest daughter is also interested in going to Marcus Oldham College, to get a Diploma in Horse managment and buisness. Although to get into it, you have to be pretty good, they only chose 30 students out of a whole australia, and they also accept forigners. I went for a training day down there...this is going back 12 years, and the farcilities even then are just amazing!

Your parents are half right about not making good money, thats false in some ways, i know pple who ride horses, doing what they love and get 80k a year. You just have to know the right pple, and know how to get a job...

Delregans Way Performance Horses
Bundaberg, QLD
Delregans Way is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 01-10-2008, 04:56 AM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: NSW, Australia
Posts: 551
• Horses: 0
yeh, a guy that works there came to my school to talk about the course, i think he said something about taking only 30 people. this year two students from my school were studying there but i think it was just the ag course not the horse one.
there are other horse college's but marcus oldham seemed to be better then the others.
im still not sure what i want to do though:)
mell is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome