“How to Properly Plan, Start and Run a Horse Rescue”
So That Neither It Nor You Implode, Collapse Or Need Bailing Out
Horse Business Teleseminar on the subject of HORSE RESCUE.
If you are like most horse people I know you have run across more than one horse that needed rescue. So even if you don’t have any plans on starting a horse rescue organization you will gain lifesaving info on how to place that once in the while rescued horse.
Besides that, don’t you want to learn out how rescue groups place horses that other people cannot sell? Might teach you some thing about marketing your horses.
This teleseminar was held on February 7, 2006, but you can still learn from it by purchasing the seminar transcripts or audio of it here:
Drew and Patricia will talked for 90 minutes on:
- what kind of person should start a rescue
- how to create a network of volunteers, foster homes, and donors
- some of the challenges and rewards that horse rescues face everyday.
- the importance of treating the rescue in a business-like manner
- why even if it is a NONE-PROFIT that the principles of for-profit business apply to it.
- learn how to decide if you have the right kind of personality to start and run a rescue
- if you should maybe find a rescue to assist.
- how to decide if a rescue is legitimate, or if it’s a scam.
If you already run a horse rescue you will learn:
- the best ways to fundraise
- how to get and keep volunteers and foster homes
- Ever Wonder Why Horse Rescues Fail? Now you can find out!
Discover the challenges of running a horse rescue
- how to delegate responsibilities
- how to find your niche in the industry
- and why and how business planning is important to running your rescue – as well as to keeping your health!
A little about the speakers:
Drew has been in rescue work for fifteen years, is a State of Minnesota Humane Officer, and has run the Minnesota Hooved Animal Rescue for 5 years. She has been a horse owner, trainer, and showman since she was a teenager.
Patricia has also been a horse owner, trainer, and showman since she was a teen. She lived and worked at a rescue in Nebraska for about a year, and both of the horses she currently owns are rescues of one sort or another.
Even before working at the Nebraska rescue, Patricia has been studying business, and since has observed how it applies to rescue work, and came to the conclusion that if rescues are to succeed, they must operate in a business like manner.
Both Drew and Patricia feel that too many horses rescues and horse businesses are started without the proper education. And without the proper understanding of how to keep the money coming in, the horses properly cared for, retrained, and re-homed, as well as how to make some of the hard decisions – like when to put an animal down.
We’ve all seen cases where rescues took on far more than they can handle, and then had to place horses in a hurry because they were stretched too far. They didn’t have the finances, the hay, and the money for the vet, so the rescue turned into
a situation where they were now the rescuees.
This presentation answers many questions people submitted beforehand.
Purchase the seminar transcript and audio here…
This is vital information that no equine rescue or rescue volunteer should be without. Your rescue is better able to serve the horses and humans of your community when you listen to this call!
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Selling 101 for Equestrians – How to Quickly and Safely Sell Your Horse
Covers advertising and marketing, about how to write advertisement, adding pictures, pricing, and other things to do to sell your horse, local and offline actions.
Virtual seminars (Teleseminars) are becoming more and more popular for a number of reasons one of which is the fact that they save you tons of money! Why? Well for one you only have to pick up your phone to join in. You don’t have to spend all the money to travel and attend one in a hotel with all the expenses that go along with that: hotel room, dinning costs, travel costs, attendence fees, child and/or animal care while you are gone, etc…
They also save you so much time because of all the same things mentioned above. They also help you learn faster because you can attend more Internet seminars in a year than you could ever manage to attend hotel seminars even if cost was no factor.
Another reason I think Internet seminars are so wondeful is because you can sit down and pick up your phone at the last moment without brushing the hay from your hair and the dust from your jeans. I am a super busy person, who isn’t, so I love the fact that I can squeeze them into an hour opening in my daily schedule.
13 thoughts on “ “How to Properly Plan, Start and Run a Horse Rescue” ”
Joni Solis on May 8, 2010 at 5:24 pm said:
You can do many things to help horses right from your home while you care for your baby. Horse rescue organizations are in need of people willing to help out with spreading the word of their rescues. So you can help by writing and sending out messages by email, twitter, facebook, and blogging. All these can be started and done online for free. Start by contacting a couple of local horse rescue groups if there are any in your area and tell them you want to help and what you can and are willing to do.
I have saved more than one pet by the use of messages on twitter, facebook, and free blogs I have started. For local rescue you can also print and post up fliers around town to help spread the news about their rescue efforts.
If you can foster a horse that would be wonderful, but consider the time and money needed to do that.
If you have a local rescue contact them and ask for a visit. Let them know you want to help horses and I am sure they will come up with ways that you can do just that.
If you go the foster route please consider clicker training as it helps so much with training rescued horses.
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