I remember the day, when I was in high school, that I first learned that you could go to college and get a degree in the equine field. I was a junior and I hadn’t chosen a career path because all I wanted to do was ride horses. A teacher challenged me to find a college that offered equine classes and to my shock…they existed.
That was twenty three years ago and I have experienced first hand that you CAN have a career with horses.
Knowing that colleges offered degrees in Equine related fields seemed to make it a valid career choice but even back then I was questioning what that degree would get me. How would it help? What could I do with it? How much would it cost? My only real advisors with knowledge were the colleges themselves…and even then I knew they were unlikely to suggest other paths.
In my case the internet wasn’t around to do more searching and I felt that college was my only chance to try to live this dream. I don’t regret going to an equine college but I also don’t think it is the only choice that people have now. So how do you decide? Where can you turn to get advice from someone who isn’t selling you the very thing you have questions about? These are a few of the questions I was hoping to answer by hosting the Equine Career Conference.
The conference will also cover more. I have invited friends who also have successful careers in the horse industry. We are excited to share our combined knowledge of not only the industry in general and how to get started but also the business practices that have worked and not worked for us.
How do you market your business? How much should you charge? Why should someone choose you instead of the other guy down the road? How can I sell this thing that I invented? How much is my invention worth? When should I quit what I’m doing and try something different? Can I really do this?
It is my true hope that this event will help people who are looking to answer questions about going into this industry and people who want to be more successful in this industry. There will be riding demonstrations, class times, meal times, and plenty of time for visiting individually. If this sounds like something you would be interested in now, or in the future, follow this link for more information or leave a comment below.
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