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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.

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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