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Is there a high demand for horse trainers and horse riding instructors?

I'm a senior in high school, and I have been accepted into a community college for Equine Management. I would like to be a horse trainer and a horse riding instructor. Before I decide whether to stay with that major or not, I would like to know if I'll be able to find a job quickly after I graduate, and be able to provide for myself with these jobs. #equine #horse #horsetrainer #horseridinginstructor #ridinginstructor

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Homeschool is the best market right now. You can google Charter Schools in your area that offer funds to families who use them and they can use their instructional funds to PAY for horse ridding lessons. For example, in California, we have a Charter school called Inspire. You can Google Inspire Charter School Vendor and you will get information about how to be a vendor. If your parents and you wanted to do this, and had insurance, you could start getting clients now most likely if you lived in CA for $40 an hour via homeschool funds. Families just request for funds to be allocated to you, i.e. once a week for 18 weeks lets say, and you invoice your $40 per session and get paid from the Charter School. If you are a great teacher and rider you don't have to necessarily wait, you can start now. As with anything, jobs for training will vary on where you live. There are a lot of great college programs out there, including ones where you take your horse and get a degree in equine management and they are VERY costly, so I think it is smart to start at the community college. You may want to consider equine massage too as an add on.

Pet CPR and First Aid or teaching horse first aid classes s also a great add on. If you have a desire to look into it, I think Moorpark College in California offers training classes to be certified to teach pet cpr. You could offer these classes through city parks and recreation in various cities.

I don't know where you live but here are schools in CA. Some offer a whole program and others a single class.

<span style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);">Some other fun ideas are to go online and look at the websites and woofing and type in horse and see what comes up because you can often go and barter services for free room and board and even pay sometimes. For example there are some great horse ranches on these websites you can go and learn HANDS ON!!!! And get to travel, have free room and board for a weekend, a week, or a month. or longer term. Do your research and always choose the places with the best reviews of course to be safe! There are also a lot of rescue ranches on there!</span>

Hope this helps get you started.

There is always work if you are willing to find it and go above and beyond to get it and if you are willing to go to where there are horses!

Thank you comment icon Thank you! That helped me out. I'm in South Dakota, so I'm not sure if there are any charter schools for that here, but I am willing to move. Kaesin