Is it the right career for me?
QI’m considering taking professional qualifications so I can work with horses but I’m uncertain whether I’d enjoy it. What are the benefits of working with horses? Susan Cane, Suffolk
AIt might sound obvious but you need to have a real love of horses if you want to follow a career in equestrianism. Working in the industry requires hard work and determination but the result when you build up a partnership with a horse or client will be well worth all of the effffort that you put in. Our professional career pathways give a comprehensive approach to developing your career in the equine industry. You don’t just have to ride, there are fifive bespoke career paths you can take, depending on your long-term goal. This includes many career options – becoming a successful groom, stable manager, as well as different coaching and teaching options. When you are thinking about your long-term goals, make sure you do your research. Ask yourself: is this my passion, can I see myself doing this role every day? But also remember that your learning should be a lifelong journey.
If you’re going to work with horses, you have to love them!