What is the best thing for me to major in if I want to run my own boarding and training facility for horses?
I've been wondering if I should major in equine studies, agriculture business, business in general, or entrepreneurship. I love horses and want to spend the rest of my life training them. #horses #equine #agribusiness
You should look into seeing if you can help out around a nearby barn. The best way to understand the industry is to be a part of it. In the horse business, you can start out really early in gaining experience.
Second step is to find a college that has what you are looking for. In the equine studies, there are only a few, Delaware Valley University, (where I attend), Centanary College is located in north New Jersey, and there are several others throughout the country.
As far as classes go, you can be Equine Business or Reproduction or Training & Instruction, a lot of the classes are required by all students to graduate, with some higher level and more specific courses for your major. Riding classes are mandatory at DelVal, so twice a week I have a riding lesson.
I realized my love for horses when I was about 29 years old and now I am 34 and decided last year to pursue a Bachelor's in Equine Business Management, it is never to early or late to pursue your dreams.