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Horses #480191
12/18/13 07:26 AM
12/18/13 07:26 AM
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charpetrie Offline OP
charpetrie  Offline OP
Hello, I would like to know if it is permitted to own horses on the island, particularly Ambergris North? I am assuming there is a local government policy?

Re: Horses [Re: charpetrie] #480194
12/18/13 07:33 AM
12/18/13 07:33 AM
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ragman Offline
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charpetrie, Not sure if this will help you but there was some one who owned horses up North a few years ago but I haven't seen or heard of the horses in a while. I believe one of the problems with owning horses up there is getting hay for them and especially good hay from the mainland.

I'm sure there are others on the board who lived closer to these horses who could provide more info.

Formerly from somewhere on a beach in Belize
Re: Horses [Re: charpetrie] #480196
12/18/13 07:36 AM
12/18/13 07:36 AM
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charpetrie Offline OP
charpetrie  Offline OP
Thank you Jim,
I did find that picture from 2011 of the three people on horses, but nothing since. We have not yet moved to Belize but would like to find out business options, i.e. trail riding.

Re: Horses [Re: charpetrie] #480219
12/18/13 09:17 AM
12/18/13 09:17 AM
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Nobody You Know Offline
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The cost of feeding the horses(assuming they're even permitted)would far outstrip any financial gain from a business...

Re: Horses [Re: charpetrie] #480221
12/18/13 09:27 AM
12/18/13 09:27 AM
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I heard the horses have died. It's not just lack of food and water. Also access to Vet services. The soil on the island is not good for growing grain products. Everything would have to be shipped from the mainland at a steep price.
Have you seen any trails on the north end? It is a dense littoral forest with mangrove swamps intermingled. Not the ideal place to ride a horse. The bugs would devour the riders. Most of the land is either in private or government ownership and horse trails and access would not be available. This is a dream best on the mainland on privately owned property.


Beach bum, butterfly stalker, native plant enthusiast.
Re: Horses [Re: charpetrie] #480227
12/18/13 11:25 AM
12/18/13 11:25 AM
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charpetrie Offline OP
charpetrie  Offline OP
Great info all, I really appreciate it. On to the next business idea then smile

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