Careers With Horses
For many people horse riding can become more than just a hobby. There are many careers which involve working with horses which you can be involved in. To work with horses requires practical experience, common sense and dedication. This can be shown by good grades, relevant work experience and a good reference from us. Always being helpful and taking every opportunity to learn and be with the horses as much as possible are things that will help us to write good things about you. Please remember that we cannot lie on a reference so we need you to give us as many good things as possible to write about you.
Being a vet requires lots of practical experience and good grades. To apply to be a vet you will need a lot of work experience as well as doing well at school so it is something you will need to plan for in advance. You will need to take triple science and Chemistry and Biology A levels. You will need very high grades as it is highly competitive. Work experience will be needed with small animals, farm animals and horses.
Corses for this run at Warwickshire College and different courses are available for people of different riding experience and academic achievement. Courses may allow you to become a farrier, groom, veterinary nurse or riding instructor and much more.
Below is the link for some of the courses available at the college.
Farriery, Dentistry and Horse Physiotherapy
All horses need their feet doing every six to eight weeks and their teeth doing every year. Many require trips from a physiotherapist because of injury and so these are jobs that will always be needed around horses. These jobs mean you will be self employed but require a long period of study and or apprenticeships. Some information is on the Warwicshire College page but for more information please contact me.
There are lots of careers in the racing industry. You can train for some of them at Warwickshire College but to be a jockey you need to look at courses from the British racing school. To be a jockey you need to be small and light very fit and dedicated. Grades are not so important but common sense is necessary and you must be prepared to put the work in.
For more information look at the Careers section of the British Racing School website.