We surveyed 1,651 equestrians to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical equestrian. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as an equestrian?

Low

High

Working as an equestrian typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become an equestrian?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as an equestrian typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as an equestrian?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically quite difficult to find a job as an equestrian. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for equestrians.

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Do equestrians work full-time or part-time?

29% of equestrians work in full-time roles while 71% work part-time.

Is being an equestrian stressful?

Low

High

Equestrians tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as an equestrian?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being an equestrian.

How competitive is the workplace for equestrians?

Low

High

Equestrians see mild competition in their workplace.

Does being an equestrian require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for equestrians.

Are equestrians allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Equestrians are afforded a certain level of ability to express themselves creatively, compared to other careers.

Do equestrians have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Equestrians have high flexibility in the direction of their work, allowing them a lot of freedom in how they accomplish their goals.

Is being an equestrian physically demanding?

Low

High

Being an equestrian requires significant physical work, and is not a career for those unable to perform continuous and/or strenuous physical activity.

Are equestrians exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

The workload of an equestrian changes frequently, with their day-to-day rarely being the same.

Does being an equestrian require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as an equestrian.

Does being a good equestrian require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Being compassionate and empathetic is considered helpful to those looking to pursue careers as equestrians.