Equine Careers

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Iowa State's equine farm provides students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with a herd of Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred broodmares. Through the horse farm, students can learn how to raise, train and market horses. The equine industry is present in all 50 states and offers a wide variety of potential careers. Below are some of the careers one can have in the equine field:

On Farm:

  • Farm/Barn Manager
  • Stable Owner
  • Broodmare Manager
  • Foaling Attendant
  • Stallion Manager
  • Yearling Manager
  • Hot Walker

Sales and Marketing:

  • Feed Sales Rep
  • Equine Photographer
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Rep
  • Equine Insurance Sales Agent
  • Bloodstock Agent
  • Tack Shop Owner

Teaching and Training:

  • Horse Trainer
  • Racehorse Trainer
  • Therapeutic Riding Instructor
  • Riding Instructor


  • Horse Breeder
  • Equine Pedigree Analyst
  • Stallion Booking Secretary


  • Equine Dental Technician
  • Farrier
  • Massage Therapist
  • Groom
  • Veterinarian