Sit down jobs with horses?
i love horses and was a racehorse equine major but had to drop out i have cerebral palsy and can't stand for long periods of times which means truly working with horses it out but i would still love to be around horses and my back is bad right now so ridding it out for now are they jobs for people who love horses but need to sit down?
majors i could do in college would also help barn owner is out and manager i would need experience
Have you considered majoring in business of Equine Science? That's what I'm looking into going into.
the problem with all horse jobs i could see is your not guaranteed a job and if you get one its living check to check.i would rather do a major that i could apply to non equine field if i need to.
You could look into working for a horse registry or association.
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Accounting - all equine businesses/farms are businesses, and need *someone* to do the books. If you don't work for one farm, you can work for a firm specializing in agricultural accounting law/regulations. You could also work for a company that makes horse stuff - like a saddlery, a tack shop, etc. You could also work for equine events/organizations/companies that go around and set up shows. Project management is also a good set of skills to have.
You could learn how to be a judge.
You could learn how to teach lessons.
You have plenty of options, especially if your into racing. I happened into a job as a racing secretary/PA for quite a big trainer. I take care of entries, declarations, namings, registrations, accounting, invoicing, wages ect. If you would like any further information I'd be more than happy to fill you in :)
I had no experience at all prior to this job, I had always worked in the yard and on the horses. I took a very basic accounting course before Christmas and most of the accounting programs used are fairly straight forward and almost idiot proof (This idiot is using it!)
Ontop of that, you could work for a bloodstock agency, or a shipping company. Racetracks need receptionists, as do sales complexes and registry offices. All of these options, if you put the effort in, you will get rewarded and move up in the business.
I would work alongside all of the above on a regular basis, and as I said above, I'd be more than happy to give you any extra info you may need :)
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You could work for a horse magazine.
photography. all the big trail rides and endurance rides I have been on have photographers that set up on good spots along the trail to get some good shots then sell the pictures after the ride. ALso that skill would transfer over to other things when there are no rides going on. Maybe a major in business administration with a minor in photography.
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