I am currently reading Love, Sweat and Tears by Zelie Bullen. This woman has had an incredible life as an animal trainer, horse rider, stunt rider and fill in, in many movies. She often found work as an equine stunt trick rider.
I hadn’t considered the possibility as a horse rider, to be someone who doubles in films and helps out with trick riding. But it is indeed possible! Perhaps you have a passion for horse riding and want to consider avenues in which you can earn income.
Have you considered stunt riding or trick riding of horses? It may be worth looking into! It seems to be a job that would have you consistently travelling and learning new things. But best of all, you would be riding many different horses, doing many different things!
Zelie’s book details her trips to Africa, France, around Australia and in the United States. Her skill as a rider had her in demand around the world but as a casual job, she indicated that she didn’t know where her next lot of work (or pay) was going to come from. It sounds incredible, but not reliable as a financial source.
If you plan to make a career horse riding, be mindful of the possible need to:
- accept many different employers
- be able to ride many different breeds and types of horses
- learn a different language
- ride in different types of gear, or without any saddle on a horse
Have you considered a career riding horses? You may also like to think about event riding or track riding. There are many opportunities to ride horses and earn a living.
“A good rider can hear his horse speak to him. A great rider can hear his horse whisper.” – Author Unknown