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10 Cool Horse Related Careers You Should Check Out

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If you want a career in the horse industry, then be sure to check out these ten cool horse-related careers.

1. Horse Trainer

If you have a talent for training horses, then being a professional trainer might be in your future. It’s hard work and long days, but talented trainers can make a difference in the lives of horses and their owners.

Image source: Don Gunn via Flickr

Image source: Don Gunn via Flickr


2. Equine Chiropractor

Equine chiropractic is a growing field, and more and more horse owners are becoming aware of the importance of chiropractic care for their horses. If you love learning about equine anatomy and helping horses to feel better, then you might want to consider a career in the chiropractic field.

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Image source: thowra_uk via Flickr


3. Veterinarian

Good veterinarians are always in high demand. Veterinarians help to keep horses healthy, and can save the lives of severely injured or sick horses. Be prepared for lots of schooling but a rewarding career afterward.

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Image source: jdj150 via Flickr


4. Equine Photographer

Do you have an eye for great photos? Consider becoming an equine photographer. Equine photographers can specialize in a number of areas, including portrait photography, fine art photography, and horse show photography.


5. Equine Massage Therapist

Becoming an equine massage therapist gives you a chance to help horses feel better, all by using the power of your hands. Training is relatively short-term, making this a practical career for many.


6. Farrier

If you have your sights set on becoming a farrier, be prepared to learn a ton about the horse’s hoof. You need to be strong for this career, since you’ll be spending a lot of time hammering and nailing shoes, while supporting the weight of a horse’s leg.


7. Equine Journalist

Do you have a passion for words and for horses? Then the career of an equine journalist might be just right for you. As an equine journalist you’ll stay on the cutting edge of news in the equine world, will interview professionals, and might even put your photography skills to the test.


8. Equine Appraiser

If you have an eye for excellent horses, then a career as an equine appraiser could make good use of your skills. You need to know tons about conformation, horse sports, and the traits that are desirable- but this can be a rewarding career.

Image source: Keith Ellwood via Flickr

Image source: Keith Ellwood via Flickr


9. Groom

The life of a horse groom is a hard one, but if you truly love caring for horses, you’ll find the work rewarding. Grooms get to know their assigned horses like the back of their hand, overseeing every minute detail of their care.


10. Riding Instructor

If you love helping others learn to ride, then a career as a riding instructor might be great for you. You’ll need to know a lot about riding and particular disciplines, and will need to be a great problem solver, too.

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