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Dakotah 01-15-2008 04:50 PM

Career With Horses
 
I am a junior in High School and I will be going to a 2 year college when i graduate and then transfer to a 4 year college.
I know i want a career with horses but I don't know what.
I've been around horses since I was about 12 (i'll be 17 in a week).
I have a horse now, Allie and she is a 12 year old dark sorrel mare.
I will major in Animal Sciences and minor in busniess/marketing or early childhood development.
So what do yall think for a career in horses? Give me some ideas.

(sorry if this is in the wrong section of the forum, please move it if need be).
Thanks :D

Bitless 01-15-2008 08:37 PM

Apparently its a hard road as often you cant make alot of money in it, unless your a vet or possibly in the racing industry.

But it obviously can be done :D

After my art course i really want to look at doing a horse massage / theorpy course. As i would love to be helping my fello equines, and it would be a great way to keep in touch with horses should i not be able to own any for a while. Doing it along side my art wouldnt be to bad. :D

Dakotah 01-15-2008 09:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bitless
Apparently its a hard road as often you cant make alot of money in it, unless your a vet or possibly in the racing industry.

But it obviously can be done :D

After my art course i really want to look at doing a horse massage / theorpy course. As i would love to be helping my fello equines, and it would be a great way to keep in touch with horses should i not be able to own any for a while. Doing it along side my art wouldnt be to bad. :D

I know there wouldn't be alot of money in it unless i'm vet but i dont want to be a vet and the racing industry... well i dont know.
What could someone do in the racing industry???

mell 01-16-2008 12:41 AM

i got an info pack from Marcus oldham college and it has a lot of horse career ideas. some are:

studmanager
riding instructor
racehorse trainer- thoroughbredbred/standardbred
horse psychology
horse photography/journalism
horse dentist
horse nutrition advisor
horse breaking
pre-conditioning racehorses
handler/supervisor on stud farm
stud office manager
marketing and event management for events
broodmare manager
yearling manager
stallion manager
equine piblic relations and marketing.
veterinary nursing

hope this helps!:)

mell 01-16-2008 12:42 AM

sorry on the second last one i ment public

Bitless 01-16-2008 05:07 AM

I reckon horse dentistry would be a really interesting one. But i am fasinated by anatomy and stuff, so learning about the horses teeth and things i would find really cool.

I like the nutrition adviser one to. think that would be neat to learn about.

lol. sorry this is meant to be for you not me. :shock: :D

Alot of the stuff in that list , actually all of it would apply to the racing industry in some way. So its a great lot of suggestions to choose from.

Another one could be farrier/barefoot trimmer.

Dakotah 01-16-2008 11:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mell
i got an info pack from Marcus oldham college and it has a lot of horse career ideas. some are:

studmanager
riding instructor
racehorse trainer- thoroughbredbred/standardbred
horse psychology
horse photography/journalism
horse dentist
horse nutrition advisor
horse breaking
pre-conditioning racehorses
handler/supervisor on stud farm
stud office manager
marketing and event management for events
broodmare manager
yearling manager
stallion manager
equine piblic relations and marketing.
veterinary nursing

hope this helps!:)

That helped alot!
I would probably enjoy equine photography and horse nutrition advisor. I will be looking into these 2 things, thanks! :D

tim 01-16-2008 04:58 PM

Well, after working for a vet for a year, I decided against becoming one. I had wanted to be a vet for like 5 years before that mind. It just wasn't what I'd had in mind. I did learn however, that the vets who generally make the most money are the specialists. For example, in the racing industry, breeding specialists are sometimes hired for a specific stable and paid very well. They manage the breeding and study genetics in order to produce the next secretariat.

I've also been looking into publishing. If you publish a horse magazine or newsletter you can get pretty rich.

imdreamin 01-22-2008 12:31 PM

I have tried many different aspects of the horse business. Now I am an animal Chiropractor and work mostly on horses. My best advice is go where your heart leads you and if you really enjoy it, there is no ammount of $ that can replace it. I worked on people for years and never really had the satisfaction. Best of luck.


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