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Part of a Series on Careers involving horses: Groom

William Woods Equestrian

You may think you can tell by the title what a groom does, but grooming horses alone is only a small part of their many responsibilities. Grooms look after horses’ daily needs: providing food and water, replacing bedding, cleaning equipment, clean horses’ coats, muck out stables, treat minor wounds or change dressings, give medications or […]

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December 4th, 2014

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Part of a Series on Careers involving horses: Farrier

William Woods Equestrian

Farriers are equine foot care professionals who work in cooperation with veterinarians. They use special tools to trim, shape and shoe horses. They need to know how to evaluate a horse’s gait and balance to make or maintain special adjustments that are crucial to a horse’s health. Getting a degree in Equestrian Science, Studies or […]

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October 31st, 2014

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Part of a Series on Careers involving horses: Horse Veterinarian

William Woods Equestrian

Equine veterinarians work with breeders, owners, riders, trainers and others to treat, vaccinate, diagnose and protect the health of horses. The American Association of Equine Practitioners says, “It is anticipated that more equine veterinarians than ever before will be needed in the coming years to provide the care that owners desire for their horses as […]

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October 2nd, 2014

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Part of a Series on Careers with horses: Horse Trainer

William Woods Equestrian

Horse trainers work to exercise, feed and train horses for their riding, show or designated work. There are a variety of different kinds of horse training you can practice. Most trainers specialize in a specific equestrian discipline, such as starting young horses, working with sport and show horses, training horses for therapy programs, retraining horses […]

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September 26th, 2014

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Welcome to the “seat” of America’s Saddlebred country

William Woods Equestrian

Every horse tells a story — and nearly every region of the world can trace its history back to a connection to horses. That’s especially true across Central Missouri. Riders, breeders and enthusiasts of the American Saddlebred have traveled to Central Missouri for training, and to buy “The American Horse,” for more than a century. […]

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August 18th, 2014

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