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Starting Running Your Own Horse Business 2nd Edition

Author : Mary Ashby McDonald
ISBN : 9781603426688
Genre : Business & Economics
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Turn your passion for horses into a successful business. Full of proven techniques to help you maximize profits and minimize headaches, this practical guide shows you how to create a viable business plan, identify marketing opportunities, and efficiently maintain your facilities. With savvy tips on reducing veterinary and feed costs, you’ll learn how to make your operation self-sufficient and keep it financially sustainable. Whether you run a boarding stable or a riding camp, you’re sure to find the information you need to keep your business running smoothly.

Careers With Horses

Author : Vicki Hogue-Davies
ISBN : 9781937049850
Genre : Business & Economics
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What It Really Takes To Start And Run A Horse Business

Author : Sheri Grunska
ISBN : 1502785102
Genre : Pets
File Size : 68. 29 MB
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Revised edition as of March, 2015. Building a large barn and starting a horse boarding business was my dream but it turned out to be a lot harder than I imagined. What was even harder for me was learning to become the business owner I needed to be to run a successful boarding stable. This book is about what it takes to work in the horse industry and what barn management is really all about. This is the story of Vinland Stables in Neenah Wisconsin. My name is Sheri Grunska and I wrote this book to show you how we built our barn from nothing and what it took to get our business off the ground. It is really about what it takes to become the business person you need to be to run a boarding facility efficiently and with confidence. This is the most honest total barn management book you will ever read and it is really two books in one. The first few chapters of this book is about my family's journey of building our barn and all that it took to get the loan and get the barn up and open for business. The reason I wrote the first part of the book is to help others that want to build a barn and show them all that goes with the building process both good and bad. We made a lot of mistakes in the building process so now I hope to help others so they don't end up with the mess we did. The rest of the book is about actually running a barn on a day to day basis with clients and horses. It is the most complete barn management you will ever read. In this book, I will show you how to write a business plan if you are applying for a loan and give you examples of what our business plan looked like ten years ago and what it should look like now. I will show you what my boarding contract looks like and what you should have in your contract. Running a horse boarding facility is about so much more than feeding and cleaning stalls. In fact that is the easy part. In this book I will discuss subjects like: - herd management and the boarder - What do you do when two horses don't get along and how do you know when it's time to move a horse - How do you give a 30 day notice to a boarder - When do you raise your rates and how much? - What are the boundaries between the barn owner and the client? - How to write a business plan for the equine industry - Boarding contracts and barn rules - No drama policy at the barn - How to find the right trainer for your facility - Are you willing to ask a boarder to leave - barn hours and why they are important - What do you do when a horse gets hurt on your property and the owner wants to blame someone. - Special request and when to say "Sorry but we do not offer that here." You will not find another book on the market that addresses these real situations in the horse business. I will share with you what we have learned over the years through many trials and errors. I will give you the tools to handle the most stressful situations. If you feel sometimes like you are alone in running your farm and no one else would understand the problems you are having, than read this book. You will find out very quickly that what you are dealing with is very common in most barns. Let me teach you how to become a leader and take control of your business. To this day, I love going out to the barn every morning for work. It wasn't like that the first couple of years. Learning to become a barn owner and business person takes time and sometimes a few years. I will share all that we have learned over the years with our business. This book will educate and inspire you and I hope to help you in your day to day life of running your barn. We made many mistakes in the beginning and it was because we didn't go to anyone for advice. I tried to find the answers in books but was not able to. Let me help you start off with the tools you need to become a successful business person in the equine industry. It is a great life when I step into my office and hear nickers every morning. It can be a great life for you too.

Storey S Basic Country Skills

Author : John Storey
ISBN : 9781603427371
Genre : House & Home
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Whether you live on a small suburban lot or have a many acres in the country, this inspiring collection will empower you to increase your self-sufficiently and embrace a more independent lifestyle. A variety of authors share their specialized knowledge and provide practical instructions for basic country skills like preserving vegetables, developing water systems, keeping farm animals, and renovating barns. From sharpening an axe to baking your own bread, you’ll be amazed at the many ways learning traditional skills can enrich your life.

Start Your Own Pet Sitting Business And More

Author : Entrepreneur Press
ISBN : 9781613080917
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 70. 19 MB
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Americans love their pets. More than a quarter of all American households have dogs or cats. And then there are parrots and parrotfish, guinea pigs and pot-bellied pigs, iguanas and anacondas. If you love animals, you can start a profitable business caring for pets when their owners go on vacation. A pet-sitting business is easy to start and inexpensive to run. You can board pets in your home, visit pets in their homes, manage a staff of pet-sitters or even combine pet-sitting and house-sitting for greater profit. Plus, you can offer add-on services like grooming and walking. Learn everything you need to know to be a success, including: • Tips on animal feeding, grooming and exercise • Medical care information and resources • Insurance, regulatory and legal liability issues • What toys and supplies you need to make your job easier • Startup basics like writing a business plan and managing your finances If you love animals, don’t delay. Learn how to turn your passion into profit.

Horse Sense Business Sense

Author : Shannon Knapp
ISBN : 097940410X
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 73. 21 MB
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In this book, Shannon Knapp reveals the struggles of creating and maintaining a successful Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) program. Many people know horses, or they know business. To run an EAP program, you need to know both.

Bones

Author : Joe Tone
ISBN : 9780812989625
Genre : Social Science
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The dramatic true story of two brothers living parallel lives on either side of the U.S.-Mexico border—and how their lives converged in a major criminal conspiracy José and Miguel Treviño were bonded by blood and a shared vision of a better life. But they chose different paths that would end at the same violent crossroads—with considerable help from the FBI and an enigmatic, all-American snitch. José was a devoted family man who cut no corners in his pursuit of the American dream. Born in Nuevo Laredo, a Mexican border town on a crucial smuggling route, José was one of thirteen children raised by a hardworking ranch hand. He grew up loving the sprawling countryside and its tough, fast quarter horses, but in search of opportunity he crossed the border into Texas to look for work as a bricklayer. He kept his nose clean. He stayed out of trouble. Back in Mexico, José’s younger brother Miguel was leading a different life. While José struggled to make ends meet, Miguel ascended to the top ranks of Los Zetas, a notoriously bloody drug cartel—his crimes had become the stuff of legend and myth on both sides of the border. He was said to have burned rivals alive, murdered Mexican and American law enforcement officers, and launched grenades at a U.S. consulate. José, married with kids and now a U.S. citizen, gave every indication of rejecting his brother’s criminal lifestyle. Then one day he showed up at a quarter-horse auction and bid close to a million dollars for a horse—the largest amount ever paid for a quarter horse at an auction. The humble bricklayer quickly became a major player in the quarter-horse racing scene that thrived in the American Southwest and Mexico. That caught the attention of an eager young FBI agent named Scott Lawson. He enlisted Tyler Graham, an American rancher who would eventually breed José’s champion horse—nicknamed Bones—to help the FBI infiltrate what was revealing itself to be a major money-laundering operation, with the ultimate goal of capturing the infamous Miguel Treviño. Joe Tone’s riveting, exquisitely layered crime narrative, set against the high-stakes world of horse racing, is an intimate story about family, loyalty, and the tragic costs of a failed drug war. Compelling and complex, Bones sheds light on the perilous lives of American ranchers, the morally dubious machinery of drug and border enforcement, and the way greed and fear mingle with race, class, and violence along America’s vast Southwestern border. Advance praise for Bones “One magnificent piece of border reporting.”—Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic “Bones is a riveting read that transcends the larger-than-life cartels, cowboys, and fast horses at its heart. It’s about how hard it is to determine what makes a good guy and a bad guy along our embattled border.”—Joe Drape, author of the New York Times bestseller American Pharoah “What a cast of characters: a bloodthirsty Mexican drug lord, his unassuming blue-collar brother, a daring Texas rancher, and an idealistic young FBI agent. And then there are the racehorses, as fast as the wind, competing for million-dollar purses on the quarter-horse tracks of the American Southwest. Through amazingly detailed research, Joe Tone has brought us a riveting tale about the pursuit of justice in the most dangerous of worlds.”—Skip Hollandsworth, author of the New York Times bestseller The Midnight Assassin

Getting Your First Horse

Author : Judith Dutson
ISBN : 1580170781
Genre : Pets
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Guides readers through the process of buying or leasing a horse and offers information on characteristics of different horse breeds, housing, feeding, exercise, and keeping a horse healthy

Equus

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924090599667
Genre : Horses
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Start Your Own Information Consultant Business

Author : Entrepreneur Press
ISBN : 9781613080801
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 77. 3 MB
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Many businesspeople need critical information but don’t know where to find it. Sure, it’s readily available on the Internet, but most businesspeople don’t have the time or staff to wade through a million Web pages searching for hard-to-find information. That’s where the information consultant comes in. If you’re a whiz at tracking down information online or in libraries, databases or government archives, why not use your skills to start your own information consultant business? This step-by-step guide shows you how to become an information consultant and make big money helping corporations, institutions and even other small businesses answer questions about industry trends, developments, mergers, markets and other topics. This book provides all the tools you need to start, run and grow your own profitable business, including: • Tips on identifying markets, establishing pricing and promoting your business • Cost-cutting ideas, common mistakes to avoid and lists of helpful resources • Useful sample forms, checklists and work sheets to guide you through every aspect of the startup process • Secrets for quickly finding valuable Web sites that most people don’t know about • Tricks for distinguishing reliable information resources from bogus ones

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