Equine Appraisals

Equine Appraisals

Name: Holly Thompson

Occupation: Equine Appraisals


What is a typical day’s work consist of?

Work is never the same each day.  Some days I plan to wake up and stay at the barn and take care of the horses and then have my plans completely changed and end up having to drive to New York or Pennsylvania because someone needs a horse or help with training. With this business, you need to be prepared to get up and go wherever you are needed at the time.  

What advice would you offer someone interested in this career?

Someone in this career needs to be ready to be on the road at anytime and can understand what the client is looking for or what they need. This is a hard trade to be in and anyone who is interested must understand that it isn’t going to be easy getting your name out there and getting clients.

What is the toughest part of the job?

The hardest part is trying to keep everything in life organized. I can hardly keep track of what is going on and making sure that all my clients are happy with the horse they have and that they can afford what you are offering. Sometimes when dealing with private buyers you know that they are going to just waste your time and ask stupid questions. You have to let them do that because it helps get your name out.

What is the best part of the job?

The best part is being able to travel around the world and being able to surround myself with the creatures I love. Everyday you learn something new and no day is ever the same.