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
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.
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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
"Horses - be to their virtues ever kind, and to their faults a little blind"