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post #1 of 6 Old 12-26-2010, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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Equine Careers??

I'm only a freshman, but my high school offers litterally hundreds of different electives. I mean it's like a college registration booklet of courses to choose from. So I'd obviously like to take full advantage of that! However I have NO clue what I want to do when I'm older. I (obviously) love horses, so it'd be great if I could do something with them. The only thing is I do want to make a decent amount of money. (No, not it a materialistic way. I just want to be able to comfortably afford to have my own horses.) I know the obvious; vet, farrier, instructor, but none of them are really my thing. I love science and I suppose I'm alright at math (I'm taking Geometry as a 14 year old. If I stay on this track I'll have taken all Calc options possible plus AP Statistics when I graduate...)
So are there any interesting horse-related science-type careers? Also, if you have any idea what it pays I'd love to know. Thanks!

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post #2 of 6 Old 12-26-2010, 11:32 PM
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I can't tell you payscales, but here are a few:

Equine Nutritionist
Equine Dentist
Equine Genetisit (Scientist who does stuff with horse genetics)
Breed Rep.
Barn Manager
Rodeo Clown
Saddle Maker/Leather worker
Racetrack Official
Tack Shop Owner
Professional Rider
Certified Equine Massage Therapist
Saddle Fitter
Jump Builder
Barn Designer (Somebody who designs stable layouts)
Equine Photogarpher
Professor of Equine Sciences
Marketing (for horse Businesses)
Horse Broker

I know they aren't all science related, but you should explore many possibilities.

Hope this Helps!!!
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post #3 of 6 Old 12-26-2010, 11:34 PM
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This website had some interesting career ideas. Career Opportunities in Equine Science It did not list salaries, but if you looked up the individual career that you might be interested in, it might tell you there.
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post #4 of 6 Old 12-26-2010, 11:37 PM
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Heh - Rodeo Clown - that is awesome!
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^ The Best part is you don't need to go to college for that job. All you need to know is how to stick your tounge out and RUUUUUUNNN!!!
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post #6 of 6 Old 12-27-2010, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks so much guys! I'll have to look into Equine Genetisist, that sounds pretty cool And that was my exact reaction to Rodeo Clown as well ;)

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