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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov. 20, 2005
    missoula. mt

    Default small breeding business question

    How big does a breeding operation have to be to be set up as an actual business?
    I sold a horse last year and am breeding my mare this year; unsure whether her foal will be for resale.
    We did our taxes today and the subject came up.
    Any of you out there have very small scale, but actually official breeding businesses?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun. 2, 2009


    Where I live you would only have to make $7k to get farm status via horse breeding. Obviously financially you couldn't live on anything like that but it would pass as a business venture even at this low turnover. You'd have to check your state regulations - your accountant should know or check the State websites for info.

  3. #3


    I think you'd be surprised if you actually track expenses vs. income. Once you factor everything in, it's hard to make any profit on a small scale.
    Cornerstone Equestrian
    Home of Amazing (Balou du Rouet/Voltaire) 2005 KWPN Stallion
    RPSI, KWPN reg B, and IHF nominated

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep. 20, 2010
    United States of Absurdistan


    For the IRS you just have prove that you have TRIED to make a profit, 2yrs out of 5 I believe.

    I reject your reality, and substitute my own- Adam Savage

    R.I.P Ron Smith, you'll be greatly missed

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