What horse careers should I consider?

I'm in high school, and I lease a horse at a local barn. I'm really into horses, and I've been riding since i was 10. I want to know which direction I should be headed if I want my career to involve horses. I'm looking for a job that allows me to be in charge, and work with horses daily. I would like to earn a steady living, be educated in the horse field, and gain tons of experience in the equine industry. Any ides?

Asked By: horsegirl18 - 1/30/2009
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Equine Business Management but ill give you a whole list plus link since it wont fit on here of equine careers... More
Answered By: HorseReport - 1/30/2009
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become a trainer or a professional rider they make big bucks if you are really good...
Answered By: Victoria N - 1/30/2009
you could have a barn and do lessons, breeding, boarding, leasing, and theres a lot of stuff there. you could do 3 day eventing or just jumping or dressage or x-country. You could do barrels or just pleasure. vet, farrier. groom, exerciser, stable hand.
Answered By: shjaynie101 - 1/30/2009
some of those jobs include: breeder trainer vet farrier jockey (or owner) instructor writer (like Cherry Hill) journalist (natural horseman or other) or farm owner (board horses at your farm, provide stallion services) I personally would like to be a trainer
Answered By: Renate - 1/30/2009
instructor of lessons(what i want to be) or trainer or large animal vet. pro rider is unlikely unless your rich and are willing to pay for pro instructors
Answered By: Checkers L - 1/30/2009
In order to have a successful career in the horse world, you need to go to college. Research school's in your area. There are great programs out there to prepare you for a career in horses/livestock etc. You'll want to major in animal science, ag business, management, etc. School will give you a great platform to... More
Answered By: Frannie - 1/30/2009
Here are some ideas: Equine vet Trainer Certified Instructor Groomer Farrier Horse dentist Saddlery owner Barn Manager Equine photographer
Answered By: Gone Riding - 1/30/2009
All you need is this book. You can probably pick it up at your local bookstore, order it there, or get it online... More
Answered By: Ashlbee - 1/30/2009
Be a trainer!
Answered By: Green Saddle - 1/30/2009
Answered By: Jamzie - 1/30/2009
Answered By: Franni - 1/30/2009
Check out Meredith Manor.
Answered By: ebtide32 - 1/30/2009
Well Horse Report deserves the best answer I think. I have never seen such a great list of jobs. I want to be a Bloodstock Agent or Pedigree Anaylst so yeah.
Answered By: Jess - 1/31/2009
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