Keeping Records

August 20, 2015

Always err on the side of keeping more records than you think you actually need, but keep them organized.... Read More


What You Need to Know about Horse Sale Commissions

June 12, 2015

Learn how to protect yourself from undisclosed profit-taking when buying or selling horses with a trainer's help.... Read More


12 Tips for Selling a Horse

April 29, 2015

Experts share their suggestions for marketing horses and ensuring a smooth and legal transaction.... Read More


Rights of First Refusal: What You Need to Know

January 21, 2015

Find out why rights of first refusal can be difficult to enforce and how to ensure such rights are honored.... Read More


Hiring a Horse Broker? Get a Contract

November 19, 2014

A good contract describes what is required of involved parties and what happens if they don't fulfill their obligations.... Read More


The Sales Yard

October 27, 2014

Horses sold by the pound at low-end auctions throughout the United States are a reality of our industry. ... Read More


Culture Shock at a South African Thoroughbred Sale

February 03, 2014

What cultural differences have you seen or experienced with horses in different countries? ... Read More


Equine Guelph to Offer Equine Business Management Course

August 10, 2013

Learn what makes a properly planned business stand out with an online course on equine business management.... Read More


Kentucky Farm-Level Equine Receipts Increase in 2011

September 30, 2012

After declining for three straight years, Kentucky farm-level equine receipts increased in 2011.... Read More


Biosecurity Agreement

March 13, 2012

Show or event managers might want to include an agreement requiring a signature on a compliance agreement.... Read More


Selecting a New Horse

January 01, 2012

Important factors to consider when buying a horse include use, conformation, temperament, health, and history.... Read More


2012 Equine Business Conference Scheduled

December 14, 2011

Topics covered include equine insurance; law; tax and finance; and promotion, marketing, and advertising.... Read More


Kentucky Equine Receipts Might Stabilize in 2011

October 23, 2011

Strong cash receipts will likely propel Kentucky's agricultural sector, including equine, forward in 2011.... Read More


Horse-Sitting 101: Legalities to Consider

October 05, 2011

Eliminate some of the anxiety of leaving your horse with a sitter by preparing for the trip in advance. ... Read More


The Prepurchase Exam

March 01, 2011

A prepurchase examination or "vet check" of a potential horse purchase can identify any physical problems. ... Read More


Financing a Horse Business

November 01, 2010

Outside capital is needed to buy big-ticket items or deal with bills in the face of an erratic cash flow.... Read More


Benefits for Horse Industry in Small Business Stimulus Bill

September 28, 2010

The American Horse Council reports that President Obama signed the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010 into law on September 27, 2010. The bill is intended to help small businesses and create new jobs. The bill continues the bigger write... Read More


Congressional Bill Impacts Horse Buyers

September 27, 2010

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the amended Small Business Jobs Act (H.R. 5297) by a vote of 237 to 187, affirming changes made to the bill by the U.S. Senate on Sept. 16 when the Senate passed the measure. President Obama is expected ... Read More


Auction Info Added to Tattoo ID Services

June 16, 2010

The Jockey Club has added access to the auction sales history of identified Thoroughbreds as part of its Tattoo Identification Services. According to a news release, the Tattoo Identification Services link on The Jockey Club website has been vi... Read More


Starting an Equine Rescue

June 01, 2010

An equine rescue is a business and should be run like one, or it risks putting its horses in more jeopardy.... Read More


Risk Management Essential for Horse Businesses

May 17, 2010

Horses and riders have a propensity for getting hurt at competitions and at home. ... Read More


Liability and Horses (Book Excerpt)

March 29, 2010

Horses often seem to be accidents waiting to happen. It's important to shield yourself from liability. ... Read More


Woman Fined for Forging Horse Health Documents

February 09, 2010

A Boscobel, Wisc., woman has been fined for selling horses without testing them for disease and forging documents claiming the tests had been done, the state veterinarian's office said.

In a plea bargain, Carol Swenson pleaded no... Read More


Radiographic Abnormalities in Young Quarter Horses Common, AAEP 2009

January 29, 2010

A high prevalence of radiographic abnormalities exist in the joints of yearling and 2-year-old Quarter Horses.... Read More


Lawsonia Infection in Foals: No Negative Effect as Adults (AAEP 2009)

January 29, 2010

Horses that recover from Lawsonia intracellularis infections cost less as yearlings than their siblings, but they race just as well. The bacterium L. intracellularis is the causative bacterial agent for equine proliferative enteropathy (E... Read More