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Facilities

Overview of equine facility opportunities including a career listing and links to professional associations, public facilities and other facility links.

Student and Horse at Penn State Horse BarnDescription:  The equine industry requires specialized facilities for many of the activities and operations. These may include buildings, barns, arenas, fencing, and transportation equipment.  They may be intended more for private use or for use by many people from different disciplines and for different uses.

Proximity to Horses: Distant

Specific careers related to facilities:

  • Construction
  • Design
  • Equine welfare specialists
  • Management

Preparation Required:  Many colleges and universities offer courses related to the design of equine facilities.  It is important to understand the needs of the horse as well as the needs for the humans interacting with the horse in any given facility.  Requirements vary depending on the task.  Engineering backgrounds are very helpful for those involved in the design of buildings.

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1Links do not indicate endorsement of the site or related organizations, but are provided as a starting point for the user in determining credibility and relevance for their purposes.

Contact Information

Ben Nolt, JR.