40 Profitable Horse Business Ideas (2024)

Updated: July 24th, 2023

Interested to start a horse business but not quite sure what to start?

The good news is, there are so many opportunities to become an entrepreneur and build an innovative product/service in this line of work.

If you're looking to start your own horse business, there are several amazing options you can choose from.

We put a list together below of the most profitable horse business ideas you can start today!

Here they are:

Horse Business Ideas

1. Start a journal brand

A journal is a newspaper or a magazine that covers a particular subject or a professional activity based on the author's thoughts and feelings. The beauty of journaling is there is no right or wrong way to start.

The approach depends on your personal experience and can take many forms.

Find a journaling habit that works for you and create a writing routine. Get creative and journal about anything that comes to mind, so long as it interests your target audience.

How much you can make: $200 — $150,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $5,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 105 days (?)

How I Started A $12K/Month Business Selling Productivity Planners Online

Chasing Planner Peace is a planner company that has expanded from selling planner inserts on Etsy, to offering a one-stop shop customizable planner experience with over 300 inserts, a planner line, and various other related products, gaining a monthly revenue of around $25,000 at its busiest time of year.

Jess started Planner Peace over 8 years ago
Jess grew the business to $22.5K/month
Read by 62,376 founders

2. Start a sports coaching business

Sports coaching is a fast-growing industry in all areas of the world.

If you have a sports coaching qualification and experience, you can turn those experiences into a profitable business.

You can offer coaching to teams or individuals depending on your preference and the nature of sports.

You may join sports associations or attend networking events to market your sports coaching abilities.

How much you can make: $4,759 — $8,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $550 (?)

How long does it take to build: 180 days (?)

How I Started A $4.8K/Month Business Offering Sports Coaching Services By Women

Girl Boss Sports, founded in December 2018, aims to increase the number of women sports coaches while keeping girls in sports by partnering with companies and organizations, and has brought in an average of $4,700 of revenue per month over the last 6 months by hiring over 20 female soccer coaches in Greater Seattle area.

Sarah started Girl Boss Sports over 5 years ago
Sarah grew the business to $4.76K/month
Read by 6,505 founders

3. Start a leather business

How much you can make: $1,000 — $200,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $2,600 (?)

How long does it take to build: 30 days (?)

Time commitment per week: Min. 10 hours/week

Starting A Leather Goods Brand and Manufacturing Your Own Products

Jacques Flynn founded the leather goods company, JAQET, with $500, producing meticulously handcrafted wallets and card holders which are now sold in boutiques globally, with Shopify as the platform.

Jacques started JAQET about 12 years ago
Jacques grew the business to $1K/month
Read by 11,545 founders

4. Start a night time horse security business

Caring for a horse can be a source of great enjoyment, but it is also a big responsibility. Night-time horse monitoring ensures the horses are safe throughout the night, protecting them from coyotes and other nighttime predators.

Horse night guards emit unnerves and give predatory animals an uncomfortable feeling.

5. Start a transportation service

Transportation businesses offer ridesharing services, haul consumer goods, or ship supplies and products from one location to another. They target individual passengers, other companies, or global business partners.

If you are starting a transportation service, decide who and what you will serve, set up the business structure, register the business, and apply for the required business licenses or permits. To ensure a profitable business, incorporate proper hiring procedures and keep up with maintenance and recertifications.

How much you can make: $12,000 — $364,000/month

How long does it take to build: 410 days (?)

We Started A $4.37M/Year Private Jet And Air Taxi Booking Service

Mirai Flights is an app-forward private jet booking service with a focus on UK, Europe, Middle East and CIS states, that allows customers to bypass the long wait times with more than 30 parameters analysed in less than 30 seconds, achieving $4.37m turnover from March to December 2021, and planning to increase it up to $10.2m and expand internationally in the future.

Irakli started Mirai Flights about 3 years ago
Irakli grew the business to $364K/month
Read by 2,628 founders

6. Start a veterinary clinic

Another thriving and profitable business is to open a veterinary clinic. This one of the most suitable business ideas for veterinarians to start.

If interested, make sure that you locate one near an area with lots of dog owners and animal farms. These people are your target market, and it's wise to take your business there. You’ll also need to learn how to market yourself so that you can reach out to those people who might need your services.

The average veterinarian salary in the United States is $100,000 annually or $51.28 per hour. Beginning salaries start at $70,783 annually, while most experienced workers earn up to $144,023 annually.

How much you can make: $200,000/month

How My Love For Animals Led Me To Start A $200K/Month Veterinary Hospital

Discover how Dr. Ellie Scott grew Stringtown Animal Hospital from a staff of four to a team of 23, with five veterinarians, and now has $200K in monthly revenue, by focusing on individual pet risks and the needs of the pet family.

Stringtown grew the business to $200K/month
Read by 4,179 founders

7. Become a massage therapist

Massage is a growing industry, and as such, many business options exist for those who want to enter this field. The most typical form of massage therapist business is an independent operation. This can be either out of one's home or a massage studio rented on an hourly basis.

Building a successful massage therapy business is not as difficult as you might think. Massage therapists offer much-needed services to communities and clientele. If you are looking for a new career or want to increase your income while delivering an important service, then starting a new massage therapist business can be an excellent choice.

Turn your massage therapy practice into a successful business by applying core business skills that lead to success.

How much you can make: $3,500 — $275,000/month

How long does it take to build: 120 days (?)

How I Make A Living As A Professional Cuddler

Professional cuddler, Sam Varnerin, developed her successful one-to-one cuddle service, Snuggle with Sam, as a result of recognising the universal human need for connection and touch, which also led to her opening Sam’s Snuggle School, a course for aspiring professional cuddlers.

Sam started Snuggle with Sam over 7 years ago
Sam grew the business to $11.3K/month
Read by 15,260 founders

8. Start a pet bakery

Pet bakeries use the highest quality human-grade ingredients to produce quality dog cakes and other treats. With the growing demand for pet food treats, starting a pet bakery can be a promising venture.

How much you can make: $33,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $2,500 (?)

How long does it take to build: 45 days (?)

How I Created A $11K/Month Online Course About How To Start and Grow A Dog Treat Business

Kristin Larsen's Diva Dog Bakery program teaches students how to start their own successful dog treat bakery business that has consistently brought in five figures a month since launching in November 2020.

Kristin started Diva Dog Bakery over 3 years ago
Kristin grew the business to $33K/month
It cost Kristin $2500 to start the business
Read by 6,917 founders

9. Start a horse breeding business

Horse breeding is a meticulous process that requires pairing male and female horses selectively to produce offspring with desirable traits, such as good conformation, temperament, and athleticism.

To ensure the quality of the resulting foals, breeders carefully choose the parent horses based on their pedigrees, health, and performance. The ultimate goal is to produce horses with specific purposes in mind, such as racing, show jumping, or leisure riding.

This business has the potential to be quite lucrative, as well-bred horses with exceptional qualities can command high prices in the market. This is especially true when they excel in their chosen discipline, making them highly sought after by buyers looking for quality equine companions or competitive partners.

10. Start a saddle pad making buisness

11. Start a mobile pet grooming

Do you love attending to pets? Starting a pet grooming business is a fun and profitable business idea.

Pet grooming service includes bathing, nail clipping, and brushing of pet animals. Grooming pets ensure they remain healthy and enjoy an improved physical appearance. To start a pet grooming business, create a business plan and portfolio.

Establish a business website and market your services to the target audience. Then, buy pet grooming tools and supplies and focus on offering your services to the target audience.

12. Start a horse insurance agency

13. Start a horse appraiser business

14. Start a barn sitter business

15. Become a bookkeeper

If you're interested in starting a bookkeeping business, you're in luck! This type of business is in high demand and can be quite lucrative. Here's what you need to know to get started.

A bookkeeper is responsible for managing the financial records of a business or organization. This includes recording financial transactions, reconciling bank statements, and preparing financial reports. Bookkeepers work with various financial documents, including invoices, receipts, and bank statements, to ensure that all financial transactions are accurately recorded.

To start a bookkeeping business, you’ll need a few key things. First and foremost, you'll need a strong understanding of accounting principles and bookkeeping practices. This can typically be obtained through a combination of education and experience. You’ll also need to be organized and detail-oriented, as accuracy is critical in this field.

In terms of equipment, you’ll need a computer, software (such as QuickBooks), and a way to securely store financial documents. You may also need to invest in additional tools and resources, such as office supplies, business cards, and marketing materials, to help you get your business off the ground.

To find clients, you’ll need to network and market your services. This can be done through word of mouth, social media, or local business networking events. You may also want to consider joining professional organizations or associations, as these can be great resources for finding clients and staying up-to-date on industry trends.

Overall, starting a bookkeeping business can be a rewarding and lucrative venture. You can build a successful business by helping clients manage their financial records with the right skills, equipment, and marketing efforts.

16. Start a horse sale/auction business

17. Start a horse show managing business

18. Start a horse riding business

19. Start a braider business

20. Start a show coach business

How much you can make: $160,000/month

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This case study showcases a young entrepreneur who went from losing his nine-to-five job to earning $120,000 per month in passive income in just six months by teaching people how to generate money from their hobbies through online courses and coaching programs.

Graham started Graham Cochrane over 6 years ago
Graham grew the business to $160K/month
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21. Start an equine artist business

22. Start a horse leasing business

23. Start a farrier business

24. Start a horse show judge business

25. Start a horse leasing business

26. Start a tack cleaning and restoration business

27. Start a horse riding business

28. Start an equine craniosacral practitioner business

29. Start a chapstick brand

30. Start an online equine store business

31. Start a paracord halter and lead making business

How much does it cost to start: $100 (?)

How long does it take to build: 60 days (?)

32. Start a pet training business

A pet training business involves teaching and guiding pet owners on how to train their furry friends, addressing behavior issues, and enhancing obedience.

This business offers services such as basic commands, leash manners, and solving common behavioral problems like excessive barking or jumping.

The goal is to create a positive and enjoyable relationship between pets and their owners.

By providing expert training to pets, pet owners can enjoy a more positive and rewarding relationship with their pets, while trainers can experience the satisfaction of helping animals and their owners alike. With a steady demand for pet training services, this field offers the potential for long-term growth and financial stability.

How much you can make: $5,000/month

How I Started A $5K/Month Dog Training Business

Fraternityk9 dog training is an example of how Donald's passion for dog training turned into a $5k/month business, by utilizing platforms like Facebook and Instagram, and learning about sales and business to scale the process.

Donald started Fraternity K9 over 4 years ago
Donald grew the business to $5K/month
Read by 7,402 founders

33. Start a poultice making business

34. Start a ring steward business

35. Start an equine podcast hosting business

36. Start a cinch making buiness

37. Start a horse trailer detailing and repair business

38. Start a pvc saddle rack making business

39. Start a tail making business

40. Start a bit making business

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Pat Walls

I'm Pat Walls and I created Starter Story - a website dedicated to helping people start businesses. We interview entrepreneurs from around the world about how they started and grew their businesses.