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Equestricare 25% Off EOFYS

This time of year can be great with regards to end of financial year sales (EOFYS). Often you can pick up something at a discounted rate and be able to claim the amount against your tax. Perhaps you are able to get a product for your horse business cheaply. Maybe you can acquire the services of a horse professional at less than you would normally have to pay. Or, it may be that you’re able to put money towards a qualification that will help you start your equine career. This could be the case with the Equestricare 25% off end of financial year sale!

Equestricare 25% off EOFYS

Equestricare 25% off EOFYS

Equestricare offer courses and products relating to equine massage around Australia. It states in their recent email newsletter that anyone who books in for courses and pays before the end of June, will receive a 25% discount. Great!

Equestricare 25% Off EOFYS

How has the first half of your year been? Are you progressing towards your horse business goals? Are you interested in a horse massage career and need to take that next step to get yourself upskilled or qualified? This EOFYS may be just for you!

Yet if it’s not, do you know of a friend who is interested in this area as a horse career? Maybe they need that little bit of encouragement from you – in the form of passing on information – to get themselves moving forward.

Whatever the reason:

  • spending a bit more in relation to the business before tax time
  • wanting to take advantage of a good deal

You can look into the discounts they have on offer for their courses that are booked and paid for before the end of June. This covers certificates, online courses and a tour they have titled the Horses Inside Out Tour. Equestricare are set up in Australia and offer workshops in various states. You can head along to their website or email them at info@equestricare.com.au to claim a discount / find out more.

Equine Career Network

I can’t remember what it was I was searching online, but recently I stumbled across the Equine Career Network. ECN is run by Kelsey Sullivan and Kaitlyn Zeleski. As it says on their website:

“Equine Career Network was built to connect job seekers, employers and entrepreneurs in the equine industry. Our focus is not on jobs within a barn, but rather on careers with horse related companies and organizations. Our goal is to be a resource for those on the hunt for a job in the industry, while also providing experiences and perspective from those that are shaping it today.”

The Equine Career Network links Students, Job Seekers and Horse Companies

The Equine Career Network links Students, Job Seekers and Horse Companies

Curious about the 2017 goals for the ECN? It’s simply covered in three points.  They all related to the support of:

  • College students and college advising offices
  • Job Seekers interested in joining the equine industry
  • Companies in their search for top talent

You can read more about these goals by clicking the above link. I love to discover horse career related sites online. Especially those that are aimed to help you in developing yourself and your horse career!

The Equine Career Network

Why not head along to the Equine Career Network site and see what they have to offer. There may be something there specifically for you! A quick glance at their jobs page has positions listed relating to sales, administration, finance, project management, education and events – all horse related, of course! Most appear to be in the United States and one listed is for the United Kingdom, but keep your eyes peeled for other places around the world!

You can also take a look at their blog, which has posts relating to career insights, bits and pieces and entrepreneurship. And of course you can sign up to their mailing list for regular updates.

Internship at the Irish Field

So this one has an application date that is fast approaching! I just recently saw this posted on Twitter and wanted to share. I love finding out about career opportunities in different countries. Currently applications are being taken for an internship at the Irish Field.  Note though: applications close on May 16!

So this position is one for journalists who are passionate about equestrian sports. The Irish Field internship runs from June 2017 until April 2018. So this position is for 10 months and is on offer in the editorial department of the Irish Field. As it says on their website:

“The intern will gain a broad range of experience and activities will include:

  • writing and editing equine-related stories and features, news gathering
  • updating social media channels
  • attending events representing The Irish Field
  • General support to the Irish Field team

This is a paid internship, based in Bluebell, Dublin 12. Full-time hours.”

For those who are interested, you can find out all the details here. There is an email address you can send your application to; be sure to make a note of the requirements for your resume and cover letter!

Would you Consider an Internship at the Irish Field? Applications Close May 16!

Would you Consider an Internship at the Irish Field? Applications Close May 16!

An Internship at the Irish Field

This sounds like a great opportunity for that person who wants a journalism career relating to horses. And if you’re someone who loves to write and who is interested in equestrian sports, then this may be a career you should look into. Journalism degrees are available to those interested. This qualification can lead to a career that focuses on writing about horse related sports/disciplines.

“My troubles are all over, and I am at home; and often before I am quite awake, I fancy I am still in the orchard at Birtwick, standing with my friends under the apple trees.” ― Anna Sewell, Black Beauty

Gate to Great – Retraining Racehorses

Perhaps you have a desire to train horses as your equine career. Recently I was made aware of a setup that focuses on retraining racehorses.  It’s known as Gate to Great. Once the horses have finished racing, they can be unsuitable for riders of other disciplines – especially those who are inexperienced riders.

That said, I know of a long list of people waiting to take on ex-racehorses local to me! A previous employer at the local track always has people asking him about horses he needs to re-home after racing.

Gate to Great appears to be a setup where horses are taken in, retrained and then re-homed. Love the idea! Perhaps a similar setup could appeal to you for a business idea?

It states on their website:

“Under the program name of “Gate to Great Geldings”, we provide a rehabilitation process that gives Thoroughbred geldings a chance to recover from the rigors of a racing career and time to develop new skills outside the backside environment. Relying on our experience using Thoroughbreds for ranch work, we expose former racehorses to tasks necessary for success in new vocations, be it on the range or in the arena.”

Gate to Great - Retraining Racehorses

Gate to Great – Retraining Racehorses

Like humans, horses don’t need to be made redundant after they’ve finished a particular career. Especially a horse that has raced. Often this profession is short lived and horses can find themselves retired even before they’ve fully matured. If they aren’t to be used for breeding, then they should be considered for a new riding career.

Gate to Great Training Program

There are many people who love to take on off the track thoroughbreds and then retrain them. It’s great to see a program that is set up and follows a particular philosophy for their horses. What great OTTB retraining program or trainer do you know of?

The Saddle Fitter and Saddle Ergonomist

Perhaps like me you’re aware of people who work under the profession of saddle fitter. It wasn’t until recently that I became aware of the phrase equine ergonomist. As it turns out, there are actually three professions relating to saddles and horses that I had thought were one.

With a bit of help from Saddlefit4Life, here are some definitions. This can be especially helpful to those considering a career relating to saddle fit and horse function.

  1. The Equine Ergonomist is not trained to actually adjust a saddle at this stage.  They however are acting as advocates of the horse with an unbiased analysis of the situation to supervise the proper adjustments made.

  2. Saddle Fitters have traditionally been trained either through ‘ad hoc’ apprenticeships working with professional fitters.  Or at various ‘schools’ in North America, certification through the Society of Master Saddlers in England or through the Qualified Saddle Fitter process in the US. For most saddle fitters, saddle fitting consists of reflocking.  Or in cases where the flocking has been changed to air panels, they will be able to adjust the air levels to change the fit.  There is usually no requirement for ongoing professional development and re-certification.

  3. Saddle Ergonomists have been highly trained in all subjects in the philosophy of Saddlefit 4 Life ® global network of equine professionals working together.  This is to protect horse and rider from long term back damage resulting from poor saddle fit. Certified Saddle Ergonomists have studied human and equine anatomy and biomechanics in depth.  They are skilled in both static and dynamic fit for onsite adjustments. Also, they are able to measure both horse and rider and offer solutions in saddles that will work for both.They will be able to diagnose and evaluate fit issues and make suggestions for solutions.
    Saddle ergonomists are unbiased, not working with any one company.  They have the ability to make decisions to determine the best solution for horse and rider knowing what the market offers. Certified Saddle Ergonomists are to be considered the pinnacle of holistic saddle fit experts. Working with a Certified Saddle Ergonomist will ensure that you have a highly trained, well-connected individual.  Their education is based on current scientific findings.  They aim to care for you as well as your horse’s comfort and well-being.

Equine Ergonomsts, Saddle Fitters and Saddle Ergonomists

The Saddle Fitter and Saddle Ergonomist

The Saddle Fitter and Saddle Ergonomist

Feeling better informed?  If you have an interest in saddle fit and horse performance now you know of three possibilities.  This can help you to better decide on where you would like to focus your energy.

The Equine Ergonomist – Saddle Fit and Function

Recently I had the opportunity to send a variety of horse industry professionals’ questions to be profiled on Equus Education. One such person indicated they could provide answers for any of four professions. One of the professions listed was an equine ergonomist.

The Equine Ergonomist Assess Saddle fit and Function

The Equine Ergonomist Assess Saddle fit and Function

Perhaps you’re familiar with this term already! I wasn’t, so hopped onto trusty Google to do a search! As it turns out:

“Equine ergonomics is the applied science of equipment design, to maximise performance by reducing horse and rider fatigue and discomfort. It is the study of the relationship between horses and the environment in which they work, and the application of physiological, psychological and engineering knowledge to the problems involved. ” – From Ergon Equine

Saddle fit is important.  Especially in a time when horses are ridden for recreational use, competition and even for work. It’s not just about how a saddle fits a horse.  It’s also about how it functions and therefore affects the horse and rider. This is where the equine ergonomist comes in.

The Equine Ergonomist

Through considering the horse, the rider and the saddle, they are able to assess the whole picture. Utilising proper ergonomic design should help to prevent injuries that could develop over time. This in turn could result in an equine eventually becoming unusable as a riding horse. Have you dealt with a horse that has issues with being saddled?  Or has been sore because of a poor saddle fit?

This is where the equine ergonomist should be utilised. A vet or an equine massage therapist may be able to indicate where a horse is sore.  They can also determine that a poor fitting saddle is the culprit. An equine ergonomist however, can help to address this issue and find a solution.

It’s exciting to think that further studies are being done on varying equine fields. I love too that gaining a qualification to work with these incredible animals is becoming an increasing possibility. If your passion is saddle fitting and function, then why not a career as an equine ergonomist?

Strides to Success, Equine Assisted Learning

Recently Blair McKissock, the Director of Education for Strides to Success was profiled on Equus Education. I wanted to take a closer look at this horse educational organisation. Strides to Success have a simple motto:

The Logo for Strides to Success, an Equine Assisted Learning Non-Profit Organisation

The Logo for Strides to Success, an Equine Assisted Learning Non-Profit Organisation

“Learning. Leading. Living.”

A non-profit organisation, Strides to Success is a facility that is accredited through PATH. This facility works as a resource for many: families, individuals, organisations schools and mental health professionals.

It provides information for anyone who is seeking to utilise authentic learning experiences.  There is a focus on character development and leadership qualities.

Strides to Success, Equine Assisted Learning

I love that horses can be used to help with this! Set in the United States, Strides creates custom programs for those in need. The sessions incorporate equine assisted learning. There is also the option for workshops to be held at their facilities and for online learning.

If you’re interested in the events they offer, then there is a page for this on their website. Perhaps you love this idea and want to help it move forward, then you can donate.

If you’re in the United States and interested in pursuing an equine assisted learning career, then it may be worth looking into Strides. Maybe you’re close enough to volunteer your time and also your enthusiasm. Or perhaps you can inquire of their skills and knowledge to gain ideas for your future horse career. There are often people who have gone before you in the horse industry that can make your career journey that little bit easier. Make the effort to reach out, connect and also learn all you can! It will only benefit you.

“For many young girls, having a horse of their own ranks high on the scale of importance, right up there with breathing.” ― Kim Meeder

An Equine Sales Agent – the go Between Person

There are many people today who are looking to buy a horse. Perhaps their first horse or their fifth. Likewise, there are a lot of people who are advertising horses for sale. There is a particular person who acts as the go between for these two types of people.  It is the equine sales agent.

Would you use an Equine Sales Agent for a fee?

Would you use an Equine Sales Agent for a fee?

An equine sales agent matches potential buyers with sellers. After finding out what a person is looking for in a horse, they then research possible matches. At the end of the day, the ideal is that the agent is able to pair up a seller with a buyer. The job in itself may require many hours of:

  • researching the horse market
  • determining distances between buyers and sellers
  • organising transport for purchased horses
  • organising necessary accommodation for travelling buyers

The Equine Sales Agent

The position as a whole can entail quite a bit and be a lengthy process. Upon a successful sale, the equine sales agent is paid for their time and effort. This could be a percentage of the sale price, based on the hours invested or predetermined another way.

For those who love to research horses for sale and determining the logistics of a horse viewing and potential buy, this position may be of interest. It would require knowing a lot about varying disciplines, horse movement and conformation, soundness and the places to look for horses. It would also require knowing where to look for potential buyers.  This could be a great way to bring in income without having to generate a product to sell.

“Simon’s horse was defective, or possibly a genius that had worked out that Simon could not possibly control it. It went off for a wander in the woods, with Simon on its back alternately pleading, threatening, and offering bribes.” ― Cassandra Clare

Mentoring for a Horse Career

I was made aware of a website online awhile ago that offered part time / casual work for mentors. If you were to be mentoring people, then you made yourself available via Skype or online to be able to talk with mentees at a time that mutually suited. Mentoring could be in relation to study, career choice or other life choices. And this got me to thinking – why not mentoring for a horse career?

So there are two options I believe for this to be a horse career:

  • Someone could set up and provide a place online where people are able to mentor others with regards to horses
  • People can become a mentor with regards to horses for those in need
Mentoring for a Horse Career - Would you do it?

Mentoring for a Horse Career – Would you do it?

So this perhaps raises the question – what would someone need a mentor for? And what that relates to horses?

Take your pick! People could provide mentoring in the areas of :

  • Buying your first horse
  • Choosing a horse career
  • Help with organisation of a horse business
  • Assistance with regards to studying horses / completing a horse course

Mentoring for a Horse Career

I am sure there are many people with a wealth of skills, knowledge and qualifications regarding horses. It’s quite possible that they could couple this with a desire to help others. If there was a place online that linked capable mentors with those seeking guidance, I believe this could be another way to earn income in the horse industry.

Whether you’re just starting out with horses or in the horse industry, or whether you’re a season pro – what area do you think you could have had the assistance of a mentor in?

“For many young girls, having a horse of their own ranks high on the scale of importance, right up there with breathing.” ― Kim Meeder

Horse Video Subscriptions – Warwick Schiller

Whilst reading Spike by Alyssa Knee, I saw a reference to online horse video subscriptions. The trainer referenced was Warwick Schiller. With trusty old Google, a search online quickly brought up some relevant results.

Warwick Schiller has a focus on performance horsemanship. Much can be learnt from horse trainers. With the ability to access videos online, we can specifically see an idea being acted out with a horse and the results. The trainer can also provide feedback as they carry out the task, or later as a voice over.

Horse Video Subscriptions - what would you Subscribe to?

Horse Video Subscriptions – what would you Subscribe to?

Warwick has on his website horse video subscriptions. There is the chance for anyone to subscribe to these on a monthly basis, or even annually. Now this can have appeal for many reasons:

  • You can sign up for the monthly subscription.  Then you can watch as much as you possibly can in that timeframe (there are over 400 videos)
  • You can take your time over a yearly subscription  From here, set yourself a goal of watching a certain number of videos a week/month to improve your horse knowledge
  • You can try out concepts discussed in these videos with horses that you work with
  • This is another great example of passive income.  The videos are made once and paid for by subscribers so that they can be viewed over and again

Horse Video Subscriptions

For many well known trainers and horse people out there, video subscriptions have a great following. Videos can be created by horse people in the know on training, riding, presenting, feeding, trimming feet – the list goes on!

If you want to learn more about horses in a particular field, have a search online for videos that relate to this. If you want to share your wealth of knowledge and earn an income from it, consider videos that people subscribe to view. Horse video subscriptions work both ways.

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