Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Eastern Wisconsin :)
Equine Career Advice
I've decided that my future is for sure going to be in the horse industry. I have a passion for animals, and after working in rescues for years, vet clinics, ranches, I've decided that horses are what I love the most. I'm touring Meredith Manor and plan on attending if I really like it. I don't want to go to a regular collage, I hate classroom learning, and this is my favorite program so far.
Now for the questions. How likely do you think it is that I'll find a job coming out of school, and is it possible to support yourself on an equine career alone? I've never done dressage, or jumping, or anything like that, but I want to see if I have a knack for it. Right now I plan on focusing on western, reining and speed events, training and teaching. I love endurance riding, is it possible to make it a career?
Your allowed to bring your horse with. Do you think it would be beneficial to do so? Would it be best to bring along my 10 year old grade mare, or buy a young horse with tons of potential and have them started and learning along side me at school? Does it really make much of a difference in the horse industry as far as getting a training job and such if you have your own horse?