Equine Education encompasses a wide range of possibilities from informal workshops and clinics to advanced degrees.

Description:   Education is a broad area that provides the equine enthusiast with opportunities that provide a range of benefits, from personal improvement to advanced degrees.

Proximity to Horses: Variable

Specific careers related to education:

  • Clinicians, seminar leaders, etc.
  • Cooperative Extension educators or agents and specialists
  • Professors/Instructors - Academic advisors, club advisors and leaders
  • Riding instructors

Preparation Required:

Requirements vary by position. 

Riding instructors will generally have benefited from years of instruction themselves and be recognized as being skilled in riding as well as in providing instruction.  They will generally participate in informal training as provided although some states require certification. 

Clinicians and seminar leaders will generally be recognized in the particular area in which they provide instruction.  They may gain information through degree programs, experience or informal training opportunities.

Cooperative Extension provides informal training and leadership at the local level.  Generally a minimum of a master's degree is required in most states for all of these positions and a Ph.D. may be required for some positions.  Check the state system in which you would like to work for specific requirements.

Professors and instructors generally have a minimum of a master's degree and generally will have earned Ph.D.'s in their field of study. 


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