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    11-30-2011, 09:09 AM
Best major for my horse career?

I am planning to become a stable manager--
I will board horses, train horses, and train riders. If it is very successful, I will hire trainers and riding coaches (I doubt that will happen any time soon, if it all....but you have to plan for these things!!)

Anyway, what would be a good major for me to look into, to help me be successful with this job?

**I plan to take some horse related courses, including some pre-vet classes. I also plan to compete on the university's equestrian team.
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    11-30-2011, 09:17 AM
Subbing I would love to hear this too =)
    11-30-2011, 07:51 PM
Subbing, also interested in what people say.
    11-30-2011, 08:09 PM
Also subbed a while ago... Casey got my hopes up that somebody had responded. :(
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    11-30-2011, 08:14 PM
Personally, I would either have Equine Science and Business as my major and minor (Either Equine Major/Business Minor or Business Major/Equine Minor) or double major in both so that you have knowledge in business management knowledge and skills, while still knowing about equine health, nutrition, and the industry, etc.
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    12-01-2011, 08:15 AM
Definitely business. Animal science or biology wouldn't hurt.
    12-01-2011, 10:17 AM
Green Broke
Experience will be your best investment for what you want to do. I suggest you get a degree in something you can live off of while you get your name out there & your stable going strong.
I hope your dreams come true.
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    12-01-2011, 10:29 AM
You can gain horse experience without going to college. Spend the college money on a degree that will be a good return on your investment. If nothing else, focus on a business major, because running your business well will make it successful. You may have great horse sense, but if you have no business sense, you'll end up struggling.
    12-01-2011, 10:32 AM
Engineering, then you have enough money to do whatever you want! That's the solution I have found.
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