It might not be obvious to the uninitiated, but there’s a great number of career opportunities in the horse world, from stud worker, to riding instructor, stallion handler, to farrier, and many more.
And the chance to progress – and deviate – along a career path and travel along the way can also be an attractive prospect for many.
Sometimes knowing where to start is the hard part, but if you can learn from what other people have done, and know what the possibilities are, you’re half-way there.
Drawing from vast personal experience for Horse Country, author Christine Meunier tells the story of several young people who live the dream of working with horses – and manage to make careers out of it.
There’s Lise and Wes, who work on thoroughbred stud farms in Australia, and Maddie and Melanie, who work as riding instructors.
The book covers several years and follows the seasons and the characters through the everyday work – which is sometimes far out of the ordinary – of a stud farm and riding stable.
Not everything goes smoothly with horses, and this is the case with Horse Country as the characters learn about all sorts of equine conditions – common and uncommon.
It’s often said – and it’s very true – that you can learn something from almost anyone in horses, and you never stop learning. There are plenty of equine tips and useful facts that horse people of all levels can glean from this book.
Horse Country is a lengthy and informative read with the young equestrian in mind, and at only $5.95 for the e-book, you’re definitely getting your money’s worth.
Christine Meunier was introduced to the wonderful world of horses at the late age of 13 when her parents agreed to lease a horse for her. She started experiencing horses via books from a young age and continues to do so, but recognises that horses cannot be learnt solely from books.
She has been studying horses from age 16, starting with the Certificate II in Horse Studies and is currently undertaking her Bachelor of Equine Science via distance education.
She has worked at numerous thoroughbred studs in North East Victoria before following her passion for breeding horses over to the Irish National Stud in Kildare.
Particularly passionate about the world of breeding horses, she teaches equine studies focused on breeding, at TAFE.
Contact Christine at [email protected].