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Best Breeding Practices for First Time Horse Breeders

For many horse owners, entering their horse into a breeding program is a logical next step in horse ownership. Breeding horses can be an excellent source of revenue and can help reduce the costs of boarding and farm maintenance. While the decision to breed your horse may seem to have only positive outcomes, there are…

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CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWS (REQUIREMENT TO DISCLOSE AGENCY AND DISCLOSURE OF COMMISSIONS)

General Background and the Need for Consumer Protection. The ancient doctrine of caveat emptor – let the buyer beware – was generally prevalent and active as the law applicable to horse transactions throughout U.S. history until the advent of the modern view related to sale transactions of goods and products (i.e., advent of consumer protection…

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Understanding Horse Ownership Disputes in the Equine Industry

It’s important to understand that equine law defines a “horse” as property, which can be bought and sold. The general rule in the United States is that horses are “personal property.” Once a horse is defined as property a person’s rights and remedies are limited to those the law recognizes for injury, interference or theft…

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What Can a Boarding Facility Do If an Owner Refuses to Pay: Agister’s Lien Basics

  The cost of taking care of and boarding a horse can be quite expensive. If the owner of the horse isn’t up to date on his or her payments to a boarding facility, that facility could face serious financial issues as someone has to pay for the care of the horse. In some cases,…

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