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How to Become a Horse Trainer: Pros Speak Out


For some, the progression to becoming a horse trainer is an extension of having grown up taking horseback riding lessons while showing horses as a youth.

For others who haven’t had the opportunity to spend a lot of time in the saddle, the path is not as clear, and their journey starts during college or by paying a trainer to learn. The American Quarter Horse Journal talked to professionals about how to get started in the industry.

In this article, we’ll cover:

  1. Colleges with horse programs
  2. Four-year college horse programs
  3. Suggested college degrees for horse trainers
  4. Learning how to train horses: apprenticeships
  5. Applying for apprenticeships
  6. How much can you earn as a horse trainer’s apprentice?
  7. What it takes to be a horse trainer
  8. Supplementing your horse training business
  9. How to become a better horse trainer
  10. AQHA Professional Horsemen’s Association

CLICK HERE to read the rest of the article from AQHA.

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