Horses and the Law

June 2012 - Posts

Dogs And The Law

Horse farm liability is not limited to injuries caused by horses. Dogs also can create risks for a farm owner. ... Read More

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Mandatory Minimums

Comments from the public played an important role in the USDA's decision to implement a new rule requiring minimum penalties for violations of the Horse Protection Act.... Read More

Finding Fault

Falling off a horse is an inherent risk of riding and does not always mean that someone, somewhere, was negligent.... Read More

Investigative Timeline

Keith Dane, Director of Equine Protection for HSUS, talks about the undercover investigation of abuse at the stable of a prominent trainer of Tennessee Walking Horses.... Read More

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About This Blog

Equine lawyers don’t sue horses—but what, exactly, do they do? And why does it matter? Horses and the Law brings you an in-depth look at the important legal issues affecting horse owners and exhibitors today, including liability, sales and bloodstock agents, contracts and other business concerns, taxes, the animal rights vs. animal welfare debate, and legislation. If you agree with something, or even if you don’t, feel free to comment. Just keep it tasteful. And remember that Horses and the Law does not—and cannot—address your specific legal problems, and is not a source of legal advice. For that, you should contact your own attorney.