Equine Transition #2 - Page 35

april 2019 | industry cHanges

Equine Transition / 35

I have no regrets from spending 27 years of my life working with horses. A career in the equine industry comes with challenges, however, it’s fun and rewarding and you’ll meet loads of really interesting people and maybe see some of the world along the way. If you love what you do, you can’t go wrong.

Work Hard

If you’re looking to embark on a career in the equine industry, the opportunities are endless and there are lots of great jobs out there with high profile people. However, it’s not for the fainthearted, you need to be prepared to work hard in all weathers.

It’s Not Glamorous

I would like to say it isn’t glamorous, however, looking at a lot of today’s youngsters they do always seem to manage to look smart and tidy. Whereas I always used to be in my grubby beige jodhpurs and plastic riding boots! I think the standard of clothing available has improved enormously too.

Effort = Reward

One of my key tips would be - you get out what you put in, horses are wonderful animals to work with and there are some really lovely people out there to work for. Enthusiasm and effort will always stand you in good stead if you’re thinking of working with horses.

No Need to Hurry

You may not know initially what aspect of work you want to focus on, so try and find out what’s available and decide whether it suits you. You don’t need to specialise in a specific discipline straight away, horses will always be horses and will always need looking after whatever their job.

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