Your Horse Business Must Grow or Die

How change affects management of your horse business. Change, both planned and unplanned, is a part of the landscape for every horse business. A riding facility is likely to make daily operation policy changes as it grows. For example, perhaps when this business opened it was quite small, and so allowed people to bring their […]

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Understanding Your Horse Business Expansion

"Grow or die" is a familiar phrase to anyone who runs their own business. It’s probably never been truer than in today’s marketplace, where change occurs at warp speed. As the horse business owner or manager, you brainstorm, hear about, and consider a multitude of new ideas to enhance your business regularly. How do you […]

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Understanding Your Horse Insurance Responsibilities

Whether a horse is purchased for personal or business reasons, ownership represents a significant investment of time, money and resources. While no one likes to think about the potential for tragedy, horses seem to be prone to illness, accidents and injury.  Should some peril befall your horse, nothing may ease the emotional burden, but wise […]

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Top Ten Horse Business Concerns

Do you sometimes feel all alone running your horse business? You’ve discovered how difficult it can be to get away from your daily business demands in order to connect with your peers and colleagues. You know what you’re dealing with for issues in your horse business. But what about everybody else? Are they experiencing the […]

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The Search For Sponsorship

Is your horse business or association running a horse show, clinic or expo that you’d like to beef up? Are you a competitor, trainer, or instructor looking for backing to perform to your potential? Is your horse association or non-profit looking for more support in carrying out your mission? Sponsorship is one way to bring […]

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The Horrors of Hauling: Or Are You Really Insured

Once upon a time Kindly Equestrian offered to give her friend, and her friend’s horse, a ride to a nearby competition.  The friend was delighted and offered to split the cost of the gas as well as the hotel expenses in return, per Kindly Equestrian’s typical arrangement with persons she transported to shows.  Early the […]

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The IRS Emphasized Importance of Business Plans

In recent years the IRS has ruled that a written business plan is important evidence tending to prove that you are operating in a businesslike manner.  The Tax Court has said that in hobby loss cases you should have “some type of plan” for the venture.  This applies whether you are involved in horse breeding, […]

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Should You Incorporate Your Horse Activity?

Incorporating your horse related business has several advantages come tax time, as discussed by John Cohan, Attorney at Law. I am frequently asked whether it is advisable for an ongoing horse related business operated by a family or small partnership, to incorporate — an increasingly important question today when many horse owners are hardpressed to […]

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So you’d like to board horses?

So, you have a barn and thought that it would be nice to fill it with boarders and make a living? Well, it’s possible, but there are many things that should be considered first! Initially a business plan should be designed. A horse boarding business is just like any other business in the sense that […]

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Steps To Success For Your Horse Business

So you run a horse business. And you have noticed that some horse businesses come and go with the blink of an eye. You are determined that this will not be the case for you. You are in this to stay, and are looking for the key to success. There are three key competency areas […]

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