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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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What Should You Know about Agents in Equine Transactions

In equine transactions, an intermediary is often used by a buyer or seller to ensure the transaction goes smoothly and nobody is being taken advantage of. Oftentimes, the agent will be a trainer or farm manager that has an existing relationship with the principal. For example, a trainer with years of experience may be invaluable…

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Preparing To Win The Equine Case – Common Issues and Tactics

  Introduction and Background – Understanding the Tort and Contract Equine Case – Common Themes and Problems   General Background Regarding Tort and Contract Claims.   Most disputes involving horses or horse related activities, whether for profit or for pleasure, involve legal claims arising under tort law or contract law.  Actions filed with the court…

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