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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.

Working and Volunteering in Equine Assisted Services (EAS)

Are you in the market for a new career? Equine assisted services (EAS) centers across the U.S. are reporting job…

3 weeks ago


The Unstoppable Jeanne McDonald

Jeanne McDonald paved her own path to success with the perfect blend of dogged New England determination, unwavering persistence, and…

3 months ago

A Conversation With Julie Goodnight

Julie Goodnight is the real deal. When I first met Julie Goodnight for an interview, I was reminded of how…

3 months ago

A Chat with Steffen Peters

Read on for a Q&A with 5-time Olympian and 3-time USEF Equestrian of the Year, Steffen Peters. Sometimes life is…

3 months ago

Cowboying: Modern Day Freelance Cowboys

Even in the 21st century, some people still make a living “cowboying" — or working as freelance cowboys. Among these…

4 months ago

The Rise of Equestrian Brand Dapplebay

A love of horses and art led Leah Kaufmann on an unexpected journey to start an equestrian brand. Leah Kaufmann’s…

5 months ago

The Horse’s Mouth from an Equine Dental Technician

There are some things you can put off doing—I really should reorganize the tack room—and then there are things that…

5 months ago

Survey Results Show Equine Veterinarians Struggling With Wellness, Burnout

DULUTH, Ga. – With a dwindling number of veterinarians entering equine practice and existing practitioners leaving the industry altogether or…

11 months ago

Dress’n Like Fallon

Sponsored Content: In addition to a successful barrel racing career, rodeo star Fallon Taylor also created and runs her apparel…

1 year ago

Vet Adventures: Personal Boundaries

A veterinary colleague on social media recently posted a meme and a long, frustrated rant that made me simultaneously laugh…

1 year ago