Career and Real-World Applications

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What Interests You?

If you are interested in pursuing a career that involves horses, you should consider ways you can gain experience by working or volunteering for a veterinarian, local stable or other equine facilities.

Explore careers and occupations related to horses on the ALIS website.

Search occupations by using the search terms “animals” and “horse.” Check for additional information. There is a wide range of careers that you may explore, including an equine veterinarian or veterinary technician, barn manager, trainer, jockey, horse massage therapist, farrier, behaviourist or groom.

Alternatively, many people pursue their interest in horses through recreational or leisure activities. Some people decide to lease a horse instead of owning one. This involves a lease, an agreement with a horse owner to use and ride a horse.

All individuals involved with horses in any context have a responsibility for their care, whether they own the horse or not.

Continue to track the hours of experience you gain and keep a journal of the learning that you acquire through your experiences. If you decide to apply to a college or technical post-secondary program, you will need to describe your experiences with horses, and a journal will help you remember to include everything.

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Activity 1.2 – Identifying Goals

In this activity, you will identify a long-term personal or career goal and the short terms goals that will help accomplish it.

Note that this is a graded activity. A grading rubric is provided with the activity.


  1. Open the copy of the Module 1 Activities booklet on your computer.
  2. Scroll down to the “Identifying Goals” activity in the booklet.
  3. Respond to each of the questions provided.
  4. SAVE your work.
  5. Proceed to the next item here in the online course.

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