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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

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Thomas’s Answer

Hello Emily,

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.
Good luck!!
Thank you comment icon Another few colleges are the University of Findlay, William Woods University, and Emory & Henry College. I've been researching and those two seem really good. Cera
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Danielle’s Answer

Hi Emily! I'm glad I found your question! Regarding all things Equine, Centenary University is the place to go. I actually attended there for 2 years. It's a very hands on experience with horses, and Centenary is loaded with knowledgeable professors, great horses and great experiences. You actually get credits for riding too which is a big plus! Centenary also brought people from all over the country so I got to meet a lot of great people when I was there. It is also so easy to get involved with horse shows, clinics, etc. This place really allows all their equine students to flourish!!
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