Bringing a business from the USA

Nikki

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Hello, I am British and have been living in America for the last ten years, I have built up a good business combining rescue horses and training/sales. The horses that come in for training and those that sell pay for the rescues and rehab of others, Its doing very well, as busy I want to be, website gets 500 hits a day when I push it. Am wanting to move back to the UK and broaden and adapt the business. I would like to start an equine therapy program, and again the paying clients would subside children who are unable to pay. You actually attract more clients by doing pro-bono. I am looking a small farm or part of a farm, with basic acomadation for myself and two teenagers. I have many references and am open to a partnership or ideas. I will be returning in Feb/March 2018. Thank you :)
 

Farmer996

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North East
whereasbouts are you? Im in North yorks too and have 2 fly grazing horses at the moment that will meet the lead next week if I cant fint a home for them?

Near Harrogate so between me and the neighbours we get 1-2 dumped horses a month and 8 out of 10 get shot.

That's shocking. I run a small livery yard and it's crossed my mind when we've been quiet to take in rescue horses. I looked on the RSPCA website but it seems we'd have to pay for their upkeep. I think the only way to do it would be to register as a charity and try to raise the money. Got enough on my plate though..
 
That's shocking. I run a small livery yard and it's crossed my mind when we've been quiet to take in rescue horses. I looked on the RSPCA website but it seems we'd have to pay for their upkeep. I think the only way to do it would be to register as a charity and try to raise the money. Got enough on my plate though..
The local charitys are all flat out - One said they only take "extreme cases as they can fund themselves from donations," - Basically skin and bones pictures on facebook will attract a few hundred to cover feed costs. and OK looking horse brings nothing but bills with it.

Locally one charity goes to see 20-25 abandoned animals a month and another 30+ around leeds, thats not double counting. between them they tend to rehome 4-5 a month. Only the ones that can be ridden, are trained or of a popular valuable breed have any hope. Most get shot. The advice from charity and police is generally COH act 2015 and shoot, as quickest way of dealing, all other methods incur huge expense.
 

Farmer996

Member
Location
North East
The local charitys are all flat out - One said they only take "extreme cases as they can fund themselves from donations," - Basically skin and bones pictures on facebook will attract a few hundred to cover feed costs. and OK looking horse brings nothing but bills with it.

Locally one charity goes to see 20-25 abandoned animals a month and another 30+ around leeds, thats not double counting. between them they tend to rehome 4-5 a month. Only the ones that can be ridden, are trained or of a popular valuable breed have any hope. Most get shot. The advice from charity and police is generally COH act 2015 and shoot, as quickest way of dealing, all other methods incur huge expense.
Again, that's shocking. Do other animals get treated this way? Cats, dogs, etc.
 
Yep - Cats alot are just locked out and go, Dogs yes, around any big city dozens a week - But the law says the Dog warden from the council is responsible. Same for any pet. A good 25% of the population gives an F only about themselves and whats on TV tonight, everything else is someone elses problem, so any concentration of humans will = a concentration of **** situations.

We all know of farms with bad welfare too - it happens everywhere, just thankfully in farming alot less than anywhere else as bad welfare puts you out of business sooner or later.
 
Cost you a fortune here - vets fees. You'll have to be fund raising on a full time basis. You'll be busy plenty of people have horses and cant afford them. Endless gypsy horses tied up along Cardiff docks. Finding a farm that will allow many hooves and damage. RSPCA too busy and only interested in taking people to court. Lets face it we are endlessly funding charities in the UK, what with our school in need of money, stupid sponsoring for walking the school perimeter for other huge charities, I do a monthly subscription for dogs for the deaf. I'm cutting down now as I sure in some months I was putting £20pm away for something.
 

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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