I'm planning on rescuing a ton of animals in the near future. Starting with smaller animals like dogs, cats, rabbits, small farm animals, and then working my way up to larger animals like horses and cows.
But that's not all I'm going to be doing. I'm going to be a Vet, so I won't have to pay for vet bills, and it's also a way that I can earn money for all of the rescues. I'm also planning on doing photography and drawing at times, so that will bring in some money.
My biggest amount of advice is this: Don't get more than you can handle, and don't give up!
There have been many problems recently with rescues taking in TOO many animals, and they end up with animals that are worse off than when they came in, even when the people were TRYING to help. And rescuing is a hard, and sometimes heart-breaking process and business. You have to deal with the horses that are just too far gone (either physically or mentally) to save, and you'd have to put them down. You'll have to deal with the ones that took years to get to where you got them, and then having to adopt them out, probably to see very little ever again.
I'm honestly not trying to discourage you. Being a rescue is a great profession. One that we need more of.
Here are my last tips:
1. Don't ever work alone, have at least one hired hand, whether it be a volunteer or paid.
2. Make a GOOD website. Professional, and so on. Which would YOU rather adopt a horse from: Too many bright colors, no real organization, turns me off
or More organized, decent and easy to read font, makes me want to find out more
3. Take GOOD and FLATTERING pictures of your horses. Many people just take pictures, without thinking of how someone might view that horse. Either hire a professional photographer, or get yourself a good camera. People want pictures. GOOD pictures.
4. Don't limit yourself to PMU horses. If you see a horse in need... GO FOR IT. Even if you see some other creature, like a donkey, goat, or cow, in need... GO FOR IT. It's not just PMU horses that need help.