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The Race For Education is an organization that enables children of low-income horse-industry families, as well as children who want to pursue a horse-related career, to obtain a college degree by providing various methods of support, including financial aid....
UPDATE: Since the original publication of this article, the military stable at Fort Bragg has been closed and the horses sold. Read more >> Original Article: Although the glory days of the United States Cavalry are long gone, horses still...

Equestrian Careers

With the equine industry growing by leaps and bounds every year, more career opportunities are available to jobseekers than ever before. Opportunities found in traditional career paths—trainers, instructors, farriers and veterinarians—have increased, but jobs usually found in the non-horsey...
The hours are long, the weather doesn't always cooperate, and some clients don't pay. Yet for those dedicated to the profession of veterinary medicine, the rewards of saving a life and helping an animal heal make up for any...
Therapists did not recognize the advantages of horse-assisted therapy until Denmark's Liz Hartel, a rider suffering from polio, won a silver medal for dressage at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games. Since that time, therapeutic riding has grown throughout Europe,...
Admit it. You have an undying thirst for learning anything related to horses. You know what I'm talking about. Don't you start mentally salivating at the beginning of each month, waiting impatiently for your favorite horse magazines? Can you...
For some, a foray into the horse industry involves starting a company from the ground floor. Two women have done this, literally, by developing riding boots that have revolutionized equestrian footwear. Elizabeth Cross and Pamela Parker, co-founders of Ariat...
"I sold my first horse portrait when I was 13 for $3," recalls Joan E. MacIntyre. "Then I sold another when I was 18 for $35. I then quit my job and decided to become a horse painter. That's...
By Gail SuhfrasTherapeutic riding can be an emotional experience for everyone. I had been sidelined from riding because of muscular dystrophy, but I never lost my love for horses - just my ability to stay in the saddle....
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