Sorry, I personally think some of the equine degrees are a little impractical. Would it be useful if you were a barn owner? Maybe, but not required, and not a substitution for real life experience.
My barn life is seperate from my work life, and I prefer it that way, I think it keeps me from being burnt out. I have a good job, which allows me to support my expensive habit and keep me in horses.
What type of job do you WANT to do? I would try to decide that first before just working towards a piece of paper that may not help you achieve the dream job you want.
No jobs are truely recession proof, so to say that having this degree will enable you to support your horse habit is a bit misleading.
I would imagine some people may earn that BS degree, and then apply to vet school?