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Most would agree that if you find a career doing something you love, then you’ll be set for life. It’s a wonderful feeling waking up every day and being excited to go to work. That’s not to say there won’t be bad days or challenges, but when you’re passionate about your job it does make it a whole lot easier.

Nowadays, the horse industry has expanded into so many different areas. There’s everything from health professionals like veterinarians and nutritionist to sales consultants that sell equine insurance. Once you realize that you want a horse career, the next step is to identify your skill set. Are you an office worker or more hands-on? Do you like science or reading? Can you talk easily in front of a group or do you prefer behind-the-scenes work?

It won’t be easy, but if you put in some effort you’ll find the perfect career. Let this list guide your journey!

Different Equine Careers

  • Horse trainer
  • Riding instructor
  • Barn manager
  • Blanket repair services
  • Judge
  • Groom
  • Stall cleaner
  • Farrier
  • Breeding manager
  • Saddle fitter
  • Sales associate at a tack store
  • Equine dentist
  • Jockey
  • Exercise rider
  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinary technician
  • Massage therapist
  • National park ranger
  • Social media influencer
  • Equine chiropractor
  • Mounted police
  • Therapeutic riding instructor
  • Pony parties
  • Hay farmer
  • Wrangler at a Dude ranch
  • Photographer
  • Writer
  • Clothing designer
  • Accountant
  • Equine nutritionist
  • Website designer
  • Professor at an Equine College
  • Equine insurance agent
  • Show Manager

This is just a sample of the available careers in the equine industry! As you can see, there are all different kinds.