The Business of Horses was started in 1994 as a service to our client owners, who
wanted to expand their horizons and have their own horse business. At the time
because of our commitment to other clients and their horses, we acted only as an
consultant, giving advice on how to set up a business and how to protect your assets.  
As time progressed and we started to lighten our show schedule, we became more
involved in the business of providing guidance to fledgling horse businesses.
We are a hands-on company whose purpose is to help people succeed in the horse
industry.
If you are just starting a business, we show you how to structure your business and
preserve your assets.
If you are an established business, we can analyze your operation and help you
improve your bottom line.  
Our experience in the horse industry over an extended period of time with many
different breeds and disciplines sets us apart from the rest.
Our fees are nominal and we provide you with real answers when you need them. If you
want to have guidance from one who has set up more than one type of  equine
business, please contact us.

Personal note: At 75, it is time for us to slow down and drift with the wind. We will have
to limit our committments
The Business of Horses
M. R. Bain
September 2013
The Business of Horses was started in 1994 as a service to our client owners, who
wanted to expand their horizons and have their own horse business. At the time
because of our commitment to other clients and their horses, we acted only as an
consultant, giving advice on how to set up a business and how to protect your assets.  
As time progressed and we started to lighten our show schedule, we became more
involved in the business of providing guidance to fledgling horse businesses.
We started giving clinics on the subject and helping others set up the horse
businesses.

M. R. Bain was born in a small southwestern Idaho town that was settled by his great
grandparents. He grew up with cows, horses and other animals. Early on, he
determined that he wanted to be involved with horses as his grandparents and parents
had been. He has devoted his life to horses and their owners.
He has been successfully involved the horse industry since 1955. While in college, he
had the opportunity to work for and with some of the top owners and trainers of that
time. Upon graduating with a degree in Animal Husbandry, he opened his own training
stable in the Seattle, WA area in 1959. He brought some of the first POA ponies to that
area in 1960, importing them from Mexico for the owners. He returned to college in
1963 to get a degree in Business Administration.
He has bred, trained and shown Quarter Horses, Appaloosas, Paints, Arabians as well
as Morgans, Saddlebreds, Welsh Ponies and many other breeds. He has developed
breeding programs and farms for owners, managed boarding and training stables, been
a stallion manager and is considered an authority on equine business management.   

He is a published writer and lecturer on the horse industry. His articles have appeared
in The Quarter Horse Journal, Paint Horse Journal, Pinto Horse Magazine, POA
Magazine, Spotted Saddle Horse News and 30 regional horse publications from Florida
to Alaska and East to West Coast since 1994.

Upon retiring from active training and showing in 2001, he has devoted his energies to
teaching others about the business aspects of the industry with his articles and clinics
on ‘The Business of Horses’.  He has written a book based on his experience in the
horse industry titled "The Business of Horses, Creating a Successful Horse Business."
The book is used by universities and colleges as a reference work for their equine
programs. It is available from your local bookstore or online.

Personal note: At 75, it is time for us to slow down and drift with the wind. We will have
to limit our commitments and personal appearances. We will continue in the horse
industry but more as a spectator.  
Thanks to all, it was a good ride.
M. R. Bain
August 10, 2011
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