How much of your day/week is related to horses?
I am currently focusing on my career/business and I just bought a house, so most of my days are spent working or renovating my house. However, I have plans to buy a horse within the next few years
What is it exactly that you do?
Since Galloping Graphics is a small business, I have many hats. I create all the designs, cut out all the stickers / vinyl, source products, manage social media accounts, write thank you notes, etc.
In this field of work, is it possible to be a full time professional and earning a liveable income?
With a lot of elbow grease and tenacity, anything is possible. You’ll have a lot of late nights and never really have a day off, but it is worth it.
What are the general steps taken to be employed in such a role?
I have a degree in advertising and a minor in art which have helped me greatly when promoting my business and creating the art. For people looking to get in to the field, I would suggest having a strong portfolio and to not be afraid of criticism and long hours.
Favourite horse memory?
This is a tough one, I’ve been around horses since I was three. One of my favorite memories would have to be when I was cleaning my first horse’s stall and he came over to just rest his head on my shoulder while I was working. It’s a very simple, but very fond memory. He was a special horse.
My future goals would be to continue to grow with Galloping Graphics, finish my house, and buy a horse.
Best thing about your sport/profession?
The best thing about this sport is the bond you create with the horse. There’s truly nothing like it. The best thing about this profession is being able to combine my creativity with my passion.
“He has galloped through young girl’s dreams, added richness to grown women’s lives and served men in war and strife.” – Toni Robinson