40 Profitable Horse Business Ideas (2023)

40 Profitable Horse Business Ideas (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 Can You Make?
$200 — $150,000/month
Average Initial Investment
Time To Revenue
180 days
Business model
Work from home

Case Study

Hi, I’m Jess. I’m 34 years old from Tasmania, Australia. I started Chasing Planner Peace back in 2015 when I was pregnant with my third child. Originally we were based on Etsy and only sold planner inserts, however, we’ve now turned into a one-stop planner shop that caters to seasoned “planner addicts” who want to add to their planners, and also planner newbies who love the fact our shop is the only store in Australia you can custom build your own ring planner style planner.

Over the past few years, we’ve really expanded our range to not only offer planners and inserts, but also planner dashboards (beautiful cover pages), dividers, notepads, stationery items and more. We also recently started our subscription box service where every two months customers can receive a “Planner Peace Box” which is full of planner and self-care goodies. We have so many more plans for new products in 2020.


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 Can You Make?
Time To Revenue
360 days
Business model

Case Study

My name is Sarah Wolfer and I am the CEO and Founder of Girl Boss Sports. I have been playing soccer since I was 4 years old and coaching soccer since I was 14. I played collegiately and semi-professionally and have coached at all levels from ages 2-22 including at the collegiate level. Most recently I switched sports and have begun playing professional tackle football with the Oregon Ravens who are part of the Women’s National Football Conference. I am also a licensed mental health therapist part-time as I build up my business.

Since starting Girl Boss Sports, I have hired over 20 women to become soccer coaches in the Greater Seattle area - this clearly shows that the common myth that “there are no women interested in or qualified to coach” is in fact false. In addition, we have brought in an average of $4700 of revenue per month over the last 6 months, partnered with over 10 other companies or organizations to work toward the same 2 goals mentioned above, and have worked with hundreds of athletes and teams in the Greater Seattle area.


3. Start a leather business

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000 — $100,000/month
Average Initial Investment
Time To Revenue
240 days
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 10 hours/week
Business model

Case Study

Hello! My name is Jacques Flynn.I am the founder and owner of the leather goods company JAQET.

We now consist of a small team based in Long Beach, California where all our products are hand made under one roof. We currently sell our products in boutiques across the globe as well as through our website.


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 Can You Make?
$12,000 — $364,000/month
Average Initial Investment

Case Study

Hello, my name is Irakli Litanishvili and I am a co-founder of a group of companies called Aim of Emperor that operates in three niches: aviation, fuel & ground handling, and IT. One of the recent additions is Mirai Flights, where I stand as CEO & co-founder.


6. Start a veterinary clinic

Another thriving and profitable business in the dog cum healthcare sector that an entrepreneur who is interested in starting a dog business should consider starting is to open a veterinary clinic. As a matter of fact, if you are a veterinary doctor, this is the most suitable business that you can successfully start.

When you are looking for starting a veterinary clinic, make sure that you locate one nearby 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 Can You Make?

Case Study

I am Dr. Ellie Scott and I am passionate about keeping pets healthy and supporting pet parents. I purchased Stringtown Animal Hospital in 2004 to create a pet care facility that is exceptional at preventing and treating illness.

When I purchased the hospital there were 3 employees and 1 veterinarian, myself. We currently have 5 veterinarians and 23 employees. Our community, Grove City, is amazing. My entire team works tirelessly to accommodate the needs of our pet families and make every experience positive. This past year of COVID has been challenging for everyone. But my team has excelled. They embraced the changes of curbside care and keeping themselves healthy. They truly understand the importance of pets in the lives of our pet families. They go above and beyond, every day. There is no doubt they are heroes.


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 Can You Make?
$2,000 — $240,000/month
Average Initial Investment

Case Study

Hi there! My name is Sam Varnerin and I created Snuggle with Sam, my independent professional cuddling practice, while I was still working full-time as a construction engineer.

Here’s all of the contributors on the panel at CuddleXpo in Chicago presenting how we came up with the Code of Ethics for Professional Cuddling. Back left to right: Maryelen Reid, Madelon Guinazzo, Samantha Varnerin (me!), Samantha Hess, Jean Franzbleau, Fei Wyatt, Janet Trevino. Front left to right: Keely Shoup, Lisa Meece. Photo credit Rellian Chen Merrin


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 Can You Make?
Average Initial Investment

Case Study

Hi! My name is Kristin Larsen. I’m the founder of Diva Dog Bakery™, a program that teaches students how to start a thriving dog treat bakery business that earns $500 to $1,000+ per month.

Since launching the program in November 2020 to mostly my existing audience (which consists of people looking to start their own business, whether it’s a side hustle or a replacement for their full-time job), it has consistently brought in five figures a month.


9. Start a horse breeding business

Time To Revenue
300 days

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 Can You Make?

Case Study
  • In 2018, Graham Cochrane, a young entrepreneur from Tampa, Florida, began mentoring people on how to earn money amid the Great Recession.
  • He provides coaching and workshops to assist people in developing passive income streams. He helped set up his enterprises to work five to six hours each week.
  • In 2005, Graham received his bachelor's degree in Arts, corporate communications & media from James madison university. He worked as an audio engineer in a 9-to-5 job to pursue his musical desire in a practical way.
  • Following the loss of his employment as an audio engineer in 2009, he launched The Recording Revolution, one of the largest online resource platforms in the world for music production and audio recording.
  • The second phase of his journey as a trainer began in 2018 as he started teaching people how to generate money from their hobbies by selling online courses and coaching programs.
  • After six months of coaching, he earned $120,000 per month in passive income through his online courses.
  • He also very recently penned a book named "How to Get Paid for What You Know," which was published by BenBella Books. Plus, he has been a business consultant to over 2,800 clients.

Main outcomes:

  • The founder of the most loved online audio recording and music production resources.
  • Graham is a business coach with over 3,500 premium customers worldwide.
  • He now hosts over 80,000+ monthly followers on his podcast, blog, and YouTube channel combined.
  • His online music business currently generates seven figures in revenue.


21. Start an equine artist business

Time To Revenue
180 days
Business model
Work from home

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

32. Start a pet training business

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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