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There are many types of equine businesses involving all professions in the equestrian sector.
Most businesses will specialise in one of the following areas of animal care:
There are still many niche businesses, specialising in a particular skill or service.
However, most of these businesses can come under the umbrella term of equestrian centres or livery yards.
By definition, these businesses can specialise or combine different professions and services, offering training, board or maintenance services for all types of horses and riders.
Equine businesses will vary in size; over half of equine businesses employ less than five members of staff and are largely independent.
Equestrian centre is a sort of umbrella term for all types of equine services.
These services can include riding lessons, horse training, breeding services or simple horse boarding.
Equestrian centres include the following types of business:
Livery yard is an old fashioned term used in Britain to describe a business which provides accommodation and board for horses, whether working, recreational or otherwise.
Livery yards are still used today, where clients hire out a stable for their horse, which will be provided with food, water, shelter and, potentially, exercise.
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