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post #1 of 9 Old 01-15-2008, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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Career With Horses

I am a junior in High School and I will be going to a 2 year college when i graduate and then transfer to a 4 year college.
I know i want a career with horses but I don't know what.
I've been around horses since I was about 12 (i'll be 17 in a week).
I have a horse now, Allie and she is a 12 year old dark sorrel mare.
I will major in Animal Sciences and minor in busniess/marketing or early childhood development.
So what do yall think for a career in horses? Give me some ideas.

(sorry if this is in the wrong section of the forum, please move it if need be).
Thanks

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post #2 of 9 Old 01-15-2008, 08:37 PM
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Apparently its a hard road as often you cant make alot of money in it, unless your a vet or possibly in the racing industry.

But it obviously can be done

After my art course i really want to look at doing a horse massage / theorpy course. As i would love to be helping my fello equines, and it would be a great way to keep in touch with horses should i not be able to own any for a while. Doing it along side my art wouldnt be to bad.
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post #3 of 9 Old 01-15-2008, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Apparently its a hard road as often you cant make alot of money in it, unless your a vet or possibly in the racing industry.

But it obviously can be done

After my art course i really want to look at doing a horse massage / theorpy course. As i would love to be helping my fello equines, and it would be a great way to keep in touch with horses should i not be able to own any for a while. Doing it along side my art wouldnt be to bad.
I know there wouldn't be alot of money in it unless i'm vet but i dont want to be a vet and the racing industry... well i dont know.
What could someone do in the racing industry???

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post #4 of 9 Old 01-16-2008, 12:41 AM
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i got an info pack from Marcus oldham college and it has a lot of horse career ideas. some are:

studmanager
riding instructor
racehorse trainer- thoroughbredbred/standardbred
horse psychology
horse photography/journalism
horse dentist
horse nutrition advisor
horse breaking
pre-conditioning racehorses
handler/supervisor on stud farm
stud office manager
marketing and event management for events
broodmare manager
yearling manager
stallion manager
equine piblic relations and marketing.
veterinary nursing

hope this helps!:)
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sorry on the second last one i ment public
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post #6 of 9 Old 01-16-2008, 05:07 AM
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I reckon horse dentistry would be a really interesting one. But i am fasinated by anatomy and stuff, so learning about the horses teeth and things i would find really cool.

I like the nutrition adviser one to. think that would be neat to learn about.

lol. sorry this is meant to be for you not me.

Alot of the stuff in that list , actually all of it would apply to the racing industry in some way. So its a great lot of suggestions to choose from.

Another one could be farrier/barefoot trimmer.
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post #7 of 9 Old 01-16-2008, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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i got an info pack from Marcus oldham college and it has a lot of horse career ideas. some are:

studmanager
riding instructor
racehorse trainer- thoroughbredbred/standardbred
horse psychology
horse photography/journalism
horse dentist
horse nutrition advisor
horse breaking
pre-conditioning racehorses
handler/supervisor on stud farm
stud office manager
marketing and event management for events
broodmare manager
yearling manager
stallion manager
equine piblic relations and marketing.
veterinary nursing

hope this helps!:)
That helped alot!
I would probably enjoy equine photography and horse nutrition advisor. I will be looking into these 2 things, thanks!

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post #8 of 9 Old 01-16-2008, 04:58 PM
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Well, after working for a vet for a year, I decided against becoming one. I had wanted to be a vet for like 5 years before that mind. It just wasn't what I'd had in mind. I did learn however, that the vets who generally make the most money are the specialists. For example, in the racing industry, breeding specialists are sometimes hired for a specific stable and paid very well. They manage the breeding and study genetics in order to produce the next secretariat.

I've also been looking into publishing. If you publish a horse magazine or newsletter you can get pretty rich.
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post #9 of 9 Old 01-22-2008, 12:31 PM
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I have tried many different aspects of the horse business. Now I am an animal Chiropractor and work mostly on horses. My best advice is go where your heart leads you and if you really enjoy it, there is no ammount of $ that can replace it. I worked on people for years and never really had the satisfaction. Best of luck.
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