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post #1 of 5 Old 03-13-2007, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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Starting a draft horse rescue

So, I want to start a draft horse rescue. For years I have been putting aside money for this goal, and in the next few years I'm hoping to start it.

Does anybody here have suggestions for me, or have any ideas on how to survive financially doing something like this. I don't need a lot, I just need enough to support my horses and I. I have a special heart towards drafts and I want to provide a rescue and rehab for them till they can be adopted. The other thing I was contemplating doing was turning over some of the rescues as trail horses and giving guided trail rides.

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post #2 of 5 Old 03-14-2007, 01:35 AM
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I think it's a great idea! Especially the trail riding thing! Drafts have such naturally quiet natures it would make them perfectly suited to it!! You could also charge a small fee to help feed them!!
GOOD LUCk!!!

Let us know how it goes!!

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post #3 of 5 Old 03-14-2007, 03:48 AM
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I think that is a absolutely fantastic idea. I use to have a cross, which is now a police horse here in the UK.
The trail ride sounds a really good idea, that should bring some income your way, when you have visitors, you could maybe ask for sponsorship, or adopt a horse where they send you a small amount each month and you send them updates, pics etc....

Hope it all works out for you, really is a lovely thing to do! :)
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post #4 of 5 Old 03-15-2007, 09:35 AM
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There is a websight in canada I believe it is save a draft, they may have some ideas for you. I knoe the link is on trentriders.com it is another horse forum. Sorry If I am not to mention another forum. But it does have some links that would be helpful. It is not however as big as this forum.
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post #5 of 5 Old 03-18-2007, 08:03 AM
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i think thats a awsome idea! Great Job! im sorry i mite a finacial person, (sorry) but im a supporter. lol lol Good Luck!
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