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Equine Specialist


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Equine specialists are horse experts. They know everything there is to know about horses, including equine medicine, surgery, reproduction and breeding, and performance evaluation. They work as vets, masseurs, breeders, and show judges. They may specialize in one type of horse, or one element of equine study--one equine specialist may be an expert on cross-breeding, while another may prefer to deliver the little foals.

They can be found in all areas that involve equine study and treatment. They work independently, or for companies that specialize in everything from horse nutrition to saddles. They work in universities and government labs doing research, in zoos and on farms. They can be found at stables, as well. Generally, people who specialize in working with horses are physically strong, or able to adapt their practices to ft a smaller stature. They are also very, very fond of horses, and knwo how to ride, soothe, and create a feeling of trust and camaraderie between themselves and the horses they work with directly.

Equine specialists don't just ride around on horses all day. They focus on the nutrition, health and welfare of horses in general or of animals under their direct care. They are compassionate, driven horse lovers who want to make the equine world a healthier, happier place.
 
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  Interests and Skills  
Equine specialists should be calm, patient, and caring. They need to be confident, organized, and willing to work long hours. They should be interested in science, nutrition, and animal health. Equine specialists should feel comfortable working in a group, as well as alone, and enjoy responsibiliy. Of course, a love for horses and an interest in all things equine will benefit anyone interested in this career.
 

  Typical Tasks  
  • Treat wounds, set fractures, deliver foals
  • Judge horse shows
  • Train and break horses
  • Breed horses
  • Research horse health, nutrition, and breeding
  • Supervise horse care for race tracks, rodeos, and other equestrian events
  • Look after any administrative duties
  • The typical day for an equine specialist involves looking after horse health and well-being in a number of ways. Regular exams, emergency treatments, and research are part of the normal day. The job involves some travel, as well as interactions will many horse lovers.

  Workplaces, Employers and Industries  
  • Equine specialists work wherever there are horses. They work in rural communities as vets, they work in cities at race tracks, horse shows, universities, and have private practices. They work as advisors to horse owners and horse breeders. They travel to see the horses, or work with horses on their own land. Their work schedules differs, depending on the area they focus on.

  Long Term Career Potential  
Equine specialists can work as veterinarians, horse masseurs, horse breakers, horse show judges, animal nutritionists, own riding stables, breed horses, and reserach and teach at universities.
 

  Educational Paths  
To begin with, equine specialists should enjoy working with horses. They should take riding classes, as well as study horse handling and horse breaking to work with these animals. To work in a medical capacity, students will need to attend a veterinarian college, specializing in equine care. They can take courses in equine massage, equine studies, as well as animal nutrition.
 

Sources:
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2002, http://www.bls.gov/oes/2002/oes_nat.htm

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