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Hello, I am going to start studding the equine fields in college then I plan on moving out of this state. (Ohio) I would like to work with mustangs(wild or tamed). What state would be a good decision? Also, What field when working with horses pays the most money?

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Samantha,

You don't say what fields you are looking at studying and I don't know what's available at the college(s) you are applying to so this is going to be a little hard.  As far as working with Mustangs, they can be found in most states because of the BLM adoptions.  That's an organization you may want to contact for recommendations.  There is a Mustang rescue group in Ohio, I think in the Toledo/Sandusky area.  So you could contact them and get your feet wet working with Mustangs.  I don't know of any one field that is better than others for making money working with horses.  It depends more upon where you are and your talents and skills.  Your college may well be able to advise you better than I as to what fields are the most lucrative.  Most of us will tell you that having horses is the quickest way to the poorhouse.  I don't know of anyone who has gotten rich working with equines.  We do it because we love the horses.  

I probably haven't answered your question but have tried to give you ideas on where to go and look for information to get you started.  I hate to be vague but thre are so many variables that a definitive answer just isn't possible.

Lyn

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Lyn Kamer, C.E.S.M.T.

Expertise

Training, alternative therapies, saddle fitting problems, behavioral problems, endurance riding, driving, Mustangs

Experience

Horseman of over 50 yrs., certified equine massage therapist, trainer both riding and driving, long distance trail riding and driving. Both endurance and competitive trail riding and driving.

Organizations
American Endurance Ride Assn., Eastern Competitive Trail Ride Assn., New Jersey Trail Ride Assn., Aromatherapists International, American Mustang and Burro Assn., United States Trotting Assn., Standardbred Pleasure Horse Org., US Wild Horse and Burro Association

Publications
Trail Blazer magazine, AERC Newsletter, Hoofbeats magazine

Education/Credentials
Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist, Least Resistance Trainer, Certified Aromatherapist

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