Important Factors to Consider When Buying, Selling at Auction

Important Factors to Consider When Buying, Selling at Auction

In a previous article, we considered live horse auctions and some of the legal issues that might be encountered. In recent years, however, online horse auctions have grown increasingly more popular. Although I touched briefly on the subject in my last article, given the particular legal complications that can arise with online auctions, they certainly […]

There are important factors to consider when buying, selling at auction

There are important factors to consider when buying, selling at auction

In previous articles I looked at problems that can arise in horse sales in general. However, there is one form of horse sale not considered but which certainly merits a bit of attention —the auction. Horse auctions provide both buyers and sellers with certain advantages to private sales, but also come with their own set […]

When good horse sales go bad; Is there any recourse?

When good horse sales go bad; Is there any recourse?

Joe Jones is buying a pony for his young daughter. He’s looking for a gentle animal who’ll be easy to handle. He finds the perfect pony who seems to have a great temperament. The seller assures him it is as docile as a lamb. He signs the papers, hands over the money, and takes the […]

What to consider when you think you witness animal abuse

What to consider when you think you witness animal abuse

With the warm weather upon us, equine activity is on the rise. We see more riding, more showing, and more interaction with other horse owners. But what happens when we see too much? Suppose you are a witness to, or suspect horse abuse or cruelty? Unfortunately, it’s a fact of life that some people, either out of ignorance or ill-intent, […]

Equine Experts

Equine Experts

Economic times are tough and horse ownership is expensive.  In recent years it has become more common for people to try to defray the cost of horse ownership by using their horses to earn some money on the side. Maybe it’s a young college student who decides to offer horse-drawn wagon rides on his family […]

Road Rules: Understand Regulations

Road Rules: Understand Regulations

As spring arrives and the weather gets warmer, many people focus more on outdoor activities and enjoying the fresh air. Equine enthusiasts are no exception. Trail riding becomes more popular and many horse owners consider taking their horses out on the roads. In many cities and towns, horse carriage rides experience a boom in business. Of course, while being a […]

Malpractice

Malpractice

If you are a horse owner, you have likely already realized that veterinary visits are a fact of life that cannot be avoided. In fact, most horse owners develop a positive and trusting relationship with their veterinarians over time. But what happens if your trusted vet makes a mistake that causes serious injury or even death to your beloved horse? […]

Get Under Cover: The importance of equine insurance

Get Under Cover: The importance of equine insurance

As the new year gets under way, many people are enjoying the benefits of equine ownership, some perhaps for the first time. Unfortunately, though, more than a few horse owners neglect one very important aspect of horse ownership: insurance. I have written about equine insurance before, but the beginning of the year is a great […]

Pre-sale contracts when arranging trial periods

Pre-sale contracts when arranging trial periods

While car commercials abound during this time of the year, most equine enthusiasts dream of a different kind of horse power. It’s no surprise that horse sales tend to increase this time of year. In recent years, trial periods in horse sales have become an increasingly popular option. However, while trial periods are designed to […]

Recent developments in horse slaughter industry likely to bring about some changes

Recent developments in horse slaughter industry likely to bring about some changes

Horse slaughter is never a pleasant topic to consider, and it often raises a host of emotions from people on both sides of the debate. Still, it is a fact of life, and most horse owners, at some point, face the question of what to do if a horse needs to be euthanized. Slaughterhouses used […]

Lip Chains: AQHA’s ban starting in 2016 sparks debate

Lip Chains: AQHA’s ban starting in 2016 sparks debate

Whether a horse is kept for business, pleasure, or a combination, every responsible equestrian wants to make sure that their horse is treated humanely. Sometimes, however, especially in the competition and show industry, the lines get a little blurred. A short while ago, we discussed some of the issues regarding “soring” in the gaited-horse industry […]

Equine Liability Statutes: Not always all-inclusive

Equine Liability Statutes: Not always all-inclusive

As every horse owner probably knows, while horse ownership has many rewards, it also comes with its fair share of woes, including the potential for liability. In last month’s article I talked about the concepts of negligence and strict liability, and when they may apply to situations involving your horse’s behavior. After reading that article, […]

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