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It’s great to see all the different brands out there that are making a name for themselves in the world of equestrian clothing! Have you heard of Cheval Amour? According to their website:
Founder Lisa Kelly Simmons, a lifelong Equestrian, started Cheval Amour in 2011. The inaugural collection quickly confirmed that Equestrian’s appreciate unique, elegant, long-lasting and easy care clothing. Cheval Amour’s timeless and durable ‘barn to bistro’ designs soon became closet favorites well beyond the Equestrian circle.
Perhaps it’s a true sign of success when even non horsey people are keen to buy and wear your clothes! What I find interesting about this line of clothes is that you are encouraged to contact them about creating your own small run of custom designs! Otherwise you can shop through their male apparel, female apparel and limited stock.
It’s surely a great thing to find an equestrian line of clothes. Usually they are designed by horse people. So they are comfortable, good to work with the horse (or horses) in and they are stylish.
Cheval Amour Equestrian Clothing
You may also be interested to know that you can sign up on their website for updates. This keeps you informed on new releases as well as the latest sales details. As an added bonus, for those shopping in the United States, free shipping is on offer. Looking for a new equestrian brand to try out? Cheval Amour, named literally for horse love may be for you.
“Why do you like show jumping?”
“… Beauty and excitement. The elements of trust, talent, training, love, and danger make show jumping a thrilling and aesthetic experience. It’s really the ultimate test of two nervous systems–the kinetic transfer of the rider’s muscle to the horse’s muscle enables them to clear those jumps. And there’s nothing like it–horse and rider forming an arc of beauty, efficiency, and power, like a double helix.” ― Ainslie Sheridan
There are many different tools out there now that we can use to help assess a horse’s health. Interested in the idea of infrared thermography for horses? Then equine thermography may be of interest to you!
Equitherm, which focuses on treatment that is more than skin deep, was established in 2004. They are listed as the leading consultants in equine infrared thermography. They also offer training courses related to equine thermography as well as a consulting service.
Equitherm boast over 700 students from around the world, including vets from the Federation Equestre International. They also provide a list of licensed equitherm thermographers in Australia, many places across the United Kingdom and in Italy. In this way, it is easy for people to locate someone near to them who may be able to provide the service for their horses.
Equine Thermography as a Career
Perhaps you are wondering if you can get qualified and turn this training into a career. Well, there is a page that explores the application of equine thermography. Online training in the form of an industry standard qualification, allows students to study at their own pace. Upon completion they will gain a “Vocational Qualification within the Equestrian Performance Industry.”
Whether horses are used recreationally or to bring in income, many horse owners will look into the best possible care for their equine friends. Consequently, equine thermography can be of benefit to horse owners and trainers. It can be used as “a monitoring tool for recovery of the injured dressage horse.”
The idea is that equine infrared thermography can provide evidence of an injury having healed. And with this knowledge, the horse can return to work at an appropriate level. For those who are interested in this area, they can undertake a course to learn to read what the technology is showing in the horse’s system.
We live in a world that has exhaustible resources. Consequently, the concept of sustainable living is important to many and more commonly being put into practice. Even in the horse world there is a focus on equine permaculture. Many of you may be familiar with the initiatie, Equiculture – a business that focuses on equine sustainable living.
I have recently come across another horse related initiative that focuses on this. Equine Permaculture has a tagline of:
Responsible horse keeping and sustainable living via permaculture.
For those who aren’t familiar with the word permaculture, it is a combination of two words – permanent and agriculture. The idea is that people give conscious thought to the design of agriculture so that it is created and managed in a way that is diverse, stable and has “resilient natural ecosystems.” The idea is that people work with nature, not against it.
How does permaculture help the horse owner? Well it helps in particular the soil that grows the plants and grasses our horses like to eat! It’s about restoring soil to the best quality it can be, so that things grow well. This helps the horse owner to cut down on feed costs and for our horses to live as naturally as possible.
For those who are able to help manage the land their horses are on, it is worth learning about equine permaculture! There is a lot that can be done proactively to improve a property and therefore make it more productive – and appealing – for horses. Take a look at the equine permaculture website and get reading! There is a wealth of information to help you learn more.
If this particular topic is of interest to you, then you may find reading and studying of benefit. From here it is definitely possible to look into educating others – and turning it into a horse related career.
I recently saved a pin that focused on the best horse applications (horse apps). In fact, it was this horse application pin that first led me to the Frugal Horsewoman’s website. Amongst all the applications that are available out there for use, many are free and others need to be paid for.
This is perhaps another area that can be entertained for those wanting to start up their own business. I see two potential options:
- You develop and sell your own horse applications. This can be a great way to establish a passive income online. You create the app (or apps) and sell them for a small fee. Assuming they’re of great benefit to the horse community, you should find that you are consistently making sales.
- Another way to go about this is to source already established horse applications that are selling well. Contact the creators/owners and work out some sort of a commission deal with them. If you establish yourself online as the place to go for horse applications, then in time people will be approaching you about selling their product! You provide the platform, charge a commission and each time a sale of someone else’s horse app is made, you benefit financially, too!
There are many, many different horse products that can be created and sold online. The most appeal to me are those that require the work once and then can be sold many times over. The idea of a horse passive income is just so appealing! If it is for you too, then consider the idea of creating a horse app or two.
Brainstorm what tools you feel horse owners, riders, trainers and breeders could most benefit from. Then think about how you could develop this into an application and make it available for purchase. Horse apps could be your horse business!
If you have an interest in equine psychotherapy, then you may be interested to know about the Equine Psychotherapy Institute. For those interested in studying equine assisted psychotherapy training there are two options:
- Students who are already Registered Psychotherapists, Counsellors or Mental Health Practitioners such as Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Mental Health Social Workers and Mental Health Nurses, who are ‘in relationship with horses’ (whether a beginner or very experienced horse-people), and are wanting to offer Equine Assisted Therapy or Psychotherapy services. This group has Mental Health Qualifications and Registrations.
- Students who are passionate horse-people, may have qualification in teaching, coaching or management, have a keen interest in helping others grow and change, and are wanting to learn more about powerful processes and experiential learning with horses. This group do not have Mental Health Registration.
You can enroll into a course to become qualified via the equine psychotherapy institute website. You can also search for qualified practitioners around Australia.
It’s great to see that training and qualifications are offered to both professionals in the mental health field and those who have skills with horses. The area of psychotherapy with horses needs both kinds of individuals. If you are a person who fits both of these categories, then even better!
Horses are wonderfully honest. Horses are a great tool to help people. This is in spite of their intimidating size. They can help emotionally and physically and to learn skills, like team work. Psychotherapy with horses is an interesting health area that is developing at a great speed. It’s wonderful to find places that offer training and qualifications for those interested.
“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” – Winston S. Churchill
I’m excited to be able to share with you the latest Equus Education course – Equine Passive Income Streams. This course has just been made available on Udemy and is ready for students to enrol!
This course contains 20 Passive Income Ideas that Relate to Horses. If you’ve ever considered the idea of a horse related product that can consistently earn you income with you only having to create it once – then this course is for you! It looks at varying ideas that require no financial input, a little bit of money or larger amounts. All of the ideas have the potential to consistently earn money over the years.
20 different equine passive income streams are considered and varying platforms to be able to get them started. Setting SMART goals relating to starting your own passive income is also covered.
Those interested in generating passive income related to the horse should enroll in this course.
I love to work with horses each day – and to earn for it. But how wonderful to be able to bring in income from a horse related venture, but not have to work each day for it. That’s the benefit of passive income. You can earn and then spend your time how you like.
What are you going to get from doing this course?
- Understand the difference between active and passive income
- Identify varying ways to generate horse related passive income
- Choose at least one passive income stream to start
- Set SMART goals
- Research platforms to market and sell your product
- Start your passive income future
There are a limited number of discounted coupons for Equine Passive Income Streams that can be made use of via this link. You can never start your passive income too early. Why not undertake a course that guides you on ways to earn income in a passive manner and that are horse related?
“He moved like a dancer, which is not surprising; a horse is a beautiful animal, but it is perhaps most remarkable because it moves as if it always hears music.” – Mark Helprin
I was recently having a look on Pinterest at horse related images and posts. One really creative picture caught my eye. It was the outline of a horse, made from folded pages in a book. How cool! And the page that the image linked to was a horse pattern for sale on Etsy. Unique!
It seems that this clever person has determined exactly how you need to fold a certain number of pages in a book to create the silhouette of a horse! Further to this, she has turned it into a pattern for sale so others can do the exact same thing – genius!
Now horse patterns were honestly not something I had considered with regards to an equine career! And yet, these can be an incredible way to generate a residual income relating to horses. You create the pattern once and sell it many times and generate money each time you sell the pattern. Great!
So perhaps this idea appeals to you, but you don’t know how to create different horse silhouettes from folding paper. Well, are there other things horse related that patterns can be made for? Some quickly off the top of my head:
- Folding patterns on paper – horse shapes in origami, horse silhouettes in books
- Patterns for checkers to put on the rumps of horses for shows
- Patterns for horse related clothes such as jodhpurs and riding shirts
- Patterns for rugs
- Patterns to create horse jumps
I am sure that are many things that are horse related that horse patterns could also be made for. It’s just a question of them being thought up and then created. And from here, they can be turned into a digital product for sale so others can benefit from them. If you’re enthused by this idea, you may also want to look into the concept of an online horse store.
“Fascination with horses predated every other single thing I knew. Before I was a mother, before I was a writer, before I knew the facts of life, before I was a schoolgirl, before I learned to read, I wanted a horse.” ― Jane Smiley
I can’t remember how I came across this horse related website, but recently I was made aware of Outback Equines Australia. According to their site, the focus of Outback Equines is on horse training and education within Australia. In fact, it says on their website that they focus on:
- Trick Horse Training
- Liberty Horse Training
- Clicker Training
- Horse Archery
- Working Equitation
- Young Horse Starting
- Float Loading
- Difficult Horses
This is quite a list! I love the idea of a place that is able to help people learn horse archery. Looking at the list of things they focus on, I was also interested in finding out about garrocha – I had not heard of this before!
A look online led me to realise it is yet another thing you can make use of, whilst on a horse. If you look outside of the typical things people do on horseback – dressage, show jumping and cross country, you’ll find there are a myriad of other disciplines or events!
Outback Equines Australia provide a place where you can learn about these many different things. On top of this, you can receive guidance on your riding and horse training.
Perhaps you have a passion for a not so well known discipline on horseback – such as archery. Setting up a property that teaches others how to carry out this discipline can be a unique way to do what you love whilst bringing in an income.
Can you imagine riding a horse at a canter, a bow in your hand and shooting a target? I sure can’t! But how incredible it would be to learn on horses that are trained to do so. That is something I would love to do.
“It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.” – Adlai E. Stevenson II
So I’ve been reading a few of Terri Farley’s Phantom Stallion series of late. The books often reference the Bureau of Land Management or BLM. One character in the story works for the BLM. She is responsible for looking after the welfare of the local mustangs.
It’s only taken me four books in this series to realise I could put together a post relating to BLM work and horses! 😉
According to the BLM website:
The BLM protects and manages wild horses and burros under the authority of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 to ensure that healthy herds thrive on healthy rangelands.
The Bureau of Land Management
Horses aren’t the sole focus of the Bureau of Land Management. They do however have one area that focuses on wild horses and burros. In fact, you can read about the history on their fact sheet page.
Other areas the BLM focus on include:
- land conservation
For those who are interested in helping to preserve the wild horses in the United States, then the work that the BLM carries out may be of interest. Indeed, it may be an area that you would like to pursue work wise. The BLM has 16 different offices listed in various locations on their site.
For those who are familiar with horses, they know that these animals need sufficient grazing and land to live on. If this is to happen well, then the land needs to be adequately managed. A program that works to promote the health of land and horses is one worth investing in.
“Horses change lives. They give our young people confidence and self-esteem. They provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls. They give us hope!” – Toni Robinson
I recently connected with someone on LinkedIn who works at Equinome. Curious, I checked out their website. It seems that they are a business that provides genetic testing for horse owners and breeders.
It states on their website:
“Superior performance through genomics. Plusvital Genetics, powered by Equinome is the world leader in the research and development of state-of-the-art genomic tools that assist the bloodstock industry by informing breeding, selection and training decisions.”
If as a breeder you are able to utilise a test to help you determine the best stallion to send your mare to, would you use it? Equinome are able to boast success for clients on the racetrack, at sales and also for determining matings for horses.
Tests can be carried out relating to the speed gene, elite racing performance, projected height and more. This can be done through a simple blood test. Horse owners now have an easy way to determine genes that are more inclined to be passed on. Therefore, they can better know future progeny’s capabilities.
For those who have an interest in horse genetics, you may be interested to know that even more can be determined now with tests at Equinome. Finding yourself interested in this area as a potential field of work? Then the set up at the University College Dublin may draw your interest.
Science is always expanding what it is able to do. Getting into an area that explores horse genetics and a way to better determine what is passed on to progeny could indeed be very exciting. It sounds like Equinome is one such business that provides this service to horse owners.
“A horse is the projection of peoples’ dreams about themselves – strong, powerful, beautiful – and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence.” – Pam Brown