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There are quite a few people who offer the service internationally. The best one I've used has a huge, huge, huge inventory of music (if she digitized it all I doubt a few terabytes would be enough) and travels. As well she has tons of experience and thus is her full time job. Her FEI freestyles start over $1200 and her national level ones around $500. So its not something everyone can afford...
After all the music and software purchases, and time, especially if you're doing it long distance, it does become expensive. If you want to do it seriously for anything above third level you also need to be really good at editing the music and making good choreography.

If you can find a niche, you would probably get clients. To make a viable business however you have to be really good and your prices will have to go up. It is very time consuming too...

Good luck!
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You think its not tough, but extending tracks in a way that is not obvious can get really hard. You have to set up the tracks that the transition occurs at a good point in the music. If you have 1:15 of usable track and 1:27 of trot kind of thing...
You also have to find pieces of music in the riders chosen genre that are the right tempo and "improve" the horse. For example if there is a strong down beat in the canter music my horse looks awful, but syncopated beats improve how his canter appears. A smaller horse with a fast canter however, might benefit from a strong downbeat where syncopation would make the canter look quick and busy.

I use Applause Dressage, she travels all over the west coast and does a great job.
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You don't necessarily need 3/4 for the canter... I would highly suggest you see if applause Dressage is doing a clinic near you and go watch. They will answer tons of your questions and dispell myths (so to say).
About the extension of tracks, one of the reasons I use the company I do is that they are the best at extending tracks and maintaining musicality... its a lot harder than you might think.

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