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Horse Careers

Learn all about the horse careers available to horse people and those desiring to work with the horse industry. The horse industry has such a variety of vocational options. It’s not just about being a barn manager, trainer, or riding instructor. Horse Illustrated and Young Rider explore careers as an equine business marketer, equine body worker, veterinarian, novelist, nutritionist, equine extension specialist, horse photographer, mounted police officer, horse rescue director, horse show judge, university equine faculty, course builder, equine lawyer, show manager, horse camp counselor, saddle fitter, owner of a horse boarding facility, and much more. Find your perfect horse vocation.

Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls

Trick riders at work are a sight to behold. Watching them swing around, perform handstands, and dangle inches from the…

2 weeks ago

Horse Career: Daily Life as a Barn Manager

Have you wondered if riding will have to take a back seat to your career once you’ve graduated from college?…

1 month ago

Annelise Klepper Talks About Her Annie’s Equestrienne Apparel

I’m Annelise Klepper. I'm a 15-year-old international-level Junior dressage rider from Ohio and co-founder of Annie’s Equestrienne Apparel. I design…

4 months ago

Virtual Veterinary Care for Horses

With virtual veterinary care for horses, owners can snap a photo or take a short video documenting a horse’s ailment,…

5 months ago

Meet Horse Fiction Writer Catherine Hapka

Horse fiction writer and lifelong horse lover Catherine Hapka has written many books including for the Horse Diaries and Pony…

5 months ago

Equine Veterinarians Leaving Vet Med

Veterinary medicine has many unique characteristics that make it both a rewarding and challenging profession. However, in the past 15…

5 months ago

Second Acts: Horse Industry Careers That Don’t Require a College Degree

Read to learn about horse industry careers that don't require a college degree. When it’s time for a career change…

1 year ago

Wrangling a Summer Job: Working as a Summer Wrangler in Yellowstone National Park

For many young riders, having a summer job that involves working with horses every day seems like an impossible dream.…

1 year ago

2019 Certified Horsemanship Association International Conference Celebrates Award Winners; New Board of Directors Announced

Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) members, instructors and speakers gathered in Houghton, N.Y., October 24-27, to participate in the yearly CHA…

2 years ago

Clydesdale: King of Breeds

We see them during the Super Bowl in Budweiser commercials. They tour the country, making special appearances as a six-horse…

3 years ago