Many people that want to be carrying out a job that relates to horses, would love to do this from home. As far as I see it, there are three types of jobs relating to horses – those which you can do in your home; those you can do with a small amount of land (a couple of acres); those you can carry out assuming you have a decent sized acreage.
In your home:
Perhaps you have another talent that you can tie in with your passion for horses? Consider:
– Photography – Writing (articles, fiction, non fiction) – Art (painting, sculpting, drawing, etc)
– Saddler (you may be able to repair/stitch up other’s leather works that can either be picked up or dropped off)
– Rug repairs – Website design (focused on advertising horse businesses) – Creating horse gifts/jewellery to sell
On a small amount of land:
– Instructing (as long as you have an arena or area that is set up for schooling and the clientele, you can provide a service from your home; people will travel for private lessons on their horse if the service is right)
– Breeding (if you have a popular stallion of a certain discipline, people can “walk-in” their mare to your stallion
Some home based operations will require more land – dependent on the size of the operation.
– Breeder – Trainer/Breaker – Agistment/Livery Property – Riding School Owner
I’m sure there are plenty more possibilities but above are a few to mull over if you’re seriously considering mixing horses, home and work. Good luck!
“To get in shape to own a horse… Affix a pair of reins to a moving freight train and practice pulling it to a halt. And smile as if you are really having fun.”