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7th November 2010, 07:39 PM
i would really like to start my own 'business' buying and producing youngsters for sale but i dont know if you need any kind of licence for dealing horses, can anyone enlighten me,
9th November 2010, 06:15 PM
I dont think you do, my friend does a lot of buying and selling and doesnt have any licences that i know of, im thinking about doing the same myself but cant decide lol , hope thats a bit of a help x
9th November 2010, 09:14 PM
you dont need anything to buy and sell on but talking to a few people who are already established woudl be a good idea and they can advise you on the steps to take to prevent being sued or done for misrepresentation, in the current climate its not a good idea to start up any new bussiness though particuarly buying and selling
19th May 2011, 11:39 PM
I too have been thinking of doing this.
I have an appointment with an advisor on the first of june and hopefully they can point me in the right direction.......when I was working before having my little boy I was only earning about £2,000 per year so it doesn't really matter if I can only do about 4 horses in a year that should easily cover my wages from work even after taking out all the overheads.
20th May 2011, 12:11 PM
Not sure now, but you didn't used to need.
Obviously you need to be Self Employed or set up a business to keep the tax-man happy, and all the correct insurance is a must, but I don't think you need a licence as such. :)
Good luck with the plan. :)
20th May 2011, 01:24 PM
I *think* it depends on how many horses will be passing through your hands. I got a feeling if you are selling under 10 per year then no you don't need to be licensed as such but if it's over 10 per year then I think you do have to have some sort of license.
I might be totally wrong but for some reason, I do think you need something if you are selling over 10horses per year.
Sasca would be a good person to talk to on this. She isn't a dealer but she's very knowledgeable on the topic :)
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