Horse jobs that aren't physically demanding?
Yeah, I know, everyone is looking at that subject line and going... WHAT?
But I'm not talking about jobs at the level of groom or trainer or what have you, but just something involved somewhere with an equestrian industry.
My situation is that, due to my psoriatic arthritis, until they come up with a Miracle Cure that will actually not only make it stop getting worse, but allow the joints to get BETTER, there's no way I could make a living doing all of the physical stuff that's involved in horse care day-in day-out. (I could probably manage for one or two of my own horses, but a whole stable of 'em? My back would pack up and leave for vacation without me.)
I'm going into my senior year of college as an adult student (I took ten years off to get married and work as a personal care provider/manager - long story) in film, and what I really enjoy is production. Making things happen on a practical level, problem solving when you have time constraints, that sort of thing.
It occurs to me that viewed from a certain perspective, pretty much all equestrian events - shows, race meets, etc. - are similar to a film production in that there are a lot of logistics to organize and people to manage and a fixed time frame - it's just that you're not working from a script and arranging for tons of camera equipment all around the place, but instead worrying about stalls and if there's enough bedding on order and what happens if there's a problem with the water supply. (Or whatever.)
So to that end, I find myself wondering if maybe there's some element of the equestrian industry I should be considering, and if so, if there are any classes I should be sure to take, or a graduate degree that would be helpful, or... whatever. It might be nice to work in an industry where there's a lot of exposure to horses all the time and I can kind of combine what I'm good at (production) with what I love (horses.)
Any ideas? (My first thought is obviously to volunteer a lot at events, but unfortunately I don't seem to live in an area right now where there's a lot going on competitively, and I can't exactly move until I've finished senior year at least.)