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Equine Law Discussion

Horse Statues and Equine Legal DiscussionHorse and equine legal considerations for horse shows and equestrian training activities. Horse law emanates from state laws and from years of equine case histories decided in the courts.

Find information devoted to equine legal issues in the horse business including liability, mounted accidents, ground accidents, equine activity, horse sales and contract disputes, boarding issues and even land use disputes.

Find horse legal forms such as boarding contracts, leasing agreements, horse sales contracts and equine training agreements. Read state quarantine and health laws by state, review equine activity statutes in each state and find equine legal resources.

Jan 12, 2017
Right of First Refusal Clauses: Are They Worth the Paper They're Written On?
Foster Swift
Equine-related contracts sometimes include a "right of first refusal" clause that restricts how a horse can be re-sold. Through these clauses, a horse buyer agrees to give the seller an opportunity to buy back the horse later under certain specified conditions. For example, these clauses sometimes provide that if the buyer (after becoming the horse owner) later receives a legitimate offer to buy the horse and is inclined to sell, the former owner must first receive the opportunity to match that purchase offer and pay within a certain time frame. More info...

Dec 29, 2016
What You Wish You Considered for Your Equine Lease
Foster Swift
Equine lease transactions have become increasingly popular. Surprisingly, some people continue to lease horses merely on a handshake or use very short lease agreements, only to encounter costly problems later. Over the years, several people who have contacted us with equine lease disputes wished their contract had been more detailed. Detailed contracts can help avoid disputes, which can save very substantial amounts of money.

Recognizing that equine lease transactions differ, here are a few items to consider: More info...

Dec 19, 2016
Equine Law: Never Look a Gift Horse In The Mouth - Actually Do
Kjirsten Lee
Itís every horse-crazy kidís dream: they wake up Christmas morning and sneak downstairs, to find a pony under the tree with a bow around its neck! While the logistics of getting the pony in the house are tricky enough, the other details involved in giving a horse as a gift can be even more complicated.

The first consideration, of course, is whether the person receiving the horse (and their parents!) is ready to be a horse owner. As most of us quickly realize, buying the horse is often the least expensive part of horse ownership. Being a responsible gift-giver and horse owner means making sure that the horse will be well taken care of. More info...

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