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post #1 of 6 Old 01-18-2011, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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Horse Careers

As the title says, I'm interested in finding out about some horsey careers. There's the obvious one which is vet and of course riding intructor.

I was just wondering whether anyone knows of any other ones. I'd like to do something that requires more qualifications as in my opinion this will be payed back eventually (eg you have to spend quite a few years in law school and need good grades but that can then enable you to get a very well payed job). I like to think I have good grades. I'm also in a private school so I'm receiving high quality education which I hope I can continue with GCSEs, A levels, etc etc.

Thanks for the input.

PS, I ride and live in England/English so please no cowboy-iness as it's not my thing, not trying to disrespect cowboy-ish people.
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post #2 of 6 Old 01-18-2011, 02:10 PM
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I worked as a groom at horse shows for three years, and personally now that I look back was a waste of time other than the experience. The pay was terrible next to the amount of work, working from 5 or 6 in the morining to 11 at night wears on you. Grooming six to 10 horses three to four times, cleaning all their tack after each class, braiding rebraiding, you get the point.

The only way I know you might be able to make any money is become a good instructor and not own your own lessons horses. I consider horses a hobby and it makes everything easier. But I am interested in what other people say!
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Well I live in the US so I can't guarentee these positions all exist in England but a few off the top of my head are;

Equine massage/chiropractor/Acupuncture/sports medicine
Pro groom (not something you need college for however)
You could study genetics before going into breeding
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post #4 of 6 Old 01-19-2011, 07:00 AM
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Equine Nutritionist.
Bloodstock agent.
Equine journalist.
Jockey.
Racehorse trainer.
There are more. When I get back from my exam I'll find the letter from one of the unis I'm applying to which lists careers from Equine Sports Science/Performace degree. Though for the last two, you would be better suited going through the British Horseracing Authority because they have two specialised schools for the racing industry. I've applied for an apprenticeship for later on this year and I've got an interview for next month.

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Equine Nutritionist.
Bloodstock agent.
Equine journalist.
Jockey.
Racehorse trainer.
There are more. When I get back from my exam I'll find the letter from one of the unis I'm applying to which lists careers from Equine Sports Science/Performace degree. Though for the last two, you would be better suited going through the British Horseracing Authority because they have two specialised schools for the racing industry. I've applied for an apprenticeship for later on this year and I've got an interview for next month.
thank you!

What does being an equine nutrionist involve? Obviously nutrition, but the finer intricacies and required qualifications, etc?
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post #6 of 6 Old 01-20-2011, 01:57 PM
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Chiropractor / Massage / Saddle Fitting. I wish I had done this!

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I've spent most of my life riding horses. The rest I've just wasted.
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