Careers with horses
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

Careers with horses

This is a discussion on Careers with horses within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        09-30-2010, 10:19 AM
      #1
    Banned
    Careers with horses

    I'm 18 and I want to be in the horse business. I don't want to be a trainer or instructor, I want to be at the top. I'm willing to work hard for a few years while going to school to make it happen, but how should I start going about this? I want my own ranch with boarding, training, lessons, breeding, and hosting shows. Fancy. State of the art feeders, the whole shebang. Like I said, time is not a problem. I want to be on the business end of it. I've always been good at making deals, and money. I know how to save, when to spend, and I'm good at dealing with all kinds of people. What should I be going to school for? Business and equine science? Just business and get as much hands on experience with horses as possible? I'm going to talk to someone at school today to point out some choices but I wanted to hear opinions from people actually involved in horses. I know I dream big but I'm willing to work my a$$ off for it.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        09-30-2010, 11:15 AM
      #2
    Banned
    Unless you have an unlimited trust fund and money to burn on marketing yourself, your barn, and your horses very heavily, you're not likely to make it big in the horse world. Even then, word of mouth will make or break you.

    Where is all this money supposed to come from? The people who have made it big all STARTED with money. Without the start up capital and top notch horses, facility, trainers and instructors on board, hard work just won't be enough.

    You have to be willing to start at the BOTTOM of the heap and work your way up. Nobody's going to hand you the keys to a fifty million dollar facility just because you want it.

    At 18 y/o you're still young enough to be able to dream big. That's good, but you also need to have a hard, practical streak and realize that for every one person who makes it big in the horse world, there are 10,000 more who don't.
         
        09-30-2010, 11:18 AM
      #3
    Banned
    Well I'm giving it a shot. I know people have done it I've met them. I'm asking how to go about trying.
    Posted via Mobile Device
         
        09-30-2010, 11:28 AM
      #4
    Weanling
    Start planning, and make sure it's realistic. What progress do you want to have in 1 year, 3 years, 5 years, etc. Write down every little step.

    Then go do what you write down.

    Good luck!
         
        09-30-2010, 12:01 PM
      #5
    Banned
    Good for you for dreaming big dreams. :) I have that very same dream. Start a barn and teach lessons etc. I think its great to have a dream with something you love. :) I am 21 I have had that dream since I started riding when I was 7 years old.

    I would major in something and then minor in equine studies that's what I would do an that's what I am doing).
    I am going to school for my major then transfering over to get my minor in Equine studies mostly Barn management but also as a riding instructor and anything else I need in that Catagory.

    Good luck :)

    Edit: Of course I don't wanna be like a huge barn I wanna start of small so maybe start off as small and go from there.
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    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:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    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

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Careers! Tasia Horse Talk 4 06-09-2010 12:39 AM
    Horse Careers? xdrybonesxvalleyx Horse Talk 0 03-25-2010 10:26 PM
    Horse Careers mandersloveshorses Horse Talk 5 11-01-2009 02:41 PM
    The Many Possibilities!(careers) Whipple Horse Talk 3 05-10-2009 01:59 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:01 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0