Liability Releases for Equine Businesses

June 11, 2015

These waivers are worth far more than the paper they're written on. Find out what you need to know. ... Read More


Poll Recap: Thanksgiving Horse Care

December 03, 2014

Of the 1,096 poll respondents, 748 (68%) said they stay home at Thanksgiving and care for their own horses.... 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


Online Budget Tools for Horse Owners Offered by UK College of Agriculture

December 19, 2010

Budgets might seem tedious and onerous to some, but they can also aid in decision-making related to starting a new business, operating an existing business more efficiently, or for tax purposes. In addition, for those who have horses but do not ... Read More


Boarding Barn Health

June 01, 2010

Moving your horse into a boarding barn is a lot like sending your child to school for the first time. Just as you would in choosing a school for your kids, you want to do your research, asking all pertinent questions.... Read More


UK Boarding Stable Survey Reflects Owners' Concerns

November 30, 2009

One in four respondents to a recent survey on UK boarding stables reported serious welfare problems, reported World Horse Welfare.

The survey results show serious welfare concerns reported by the public, including 13% who said ther... Read More


Choosing a Boarding Stable

November 01, 2009

All boarding stables are not created equal. Here are some suggestions from experts on how to choose the right facility.... Read More


Planning for the Worst While You're Away

June 14, 2009

Take the steps to provide the best treatment possible for your horse and your situation, and decrease the stress on yourself and the veterinary team in the event of an equine emergency.

Please turn on your imagination for ... Read More


Deadbeat Horse Boarders Addressed by Kentucky Law

April 17, 2009

Horse owners who fail to pay boarding fees can and do create real hardship for farm owners. Legislation was recently signed into law that will dramatically improve the outlook for boarding operations left in the lurch by non-paying horse owners.... Read More


Kentucky Bills Boost Barn Operators, Rescues

February 20, 2009

Kentucky's House Agriculture and Small Business Committee last week approved two bills intended to help boarding barn operators and horse rescues cope with the negative economy.

Sponsored by Rep. Dwight Butler, HR 418 expands local... Read More


New York Farm Operator Sentenced

November 15, 2008

Geraldine Trupia, the operator of a New York breeding farm from which authorities seized a herd of horses in August, appeared in Troupsburg Town Court for sentencing this week. Now she's speaking out on the circumstances of her case.... Read More


Kansas Trainer Vows Court Fight Over Relocated Horses

November 10, 2008

Kansas horse trainer Tammy Blase vowed to challenge landlord Scott Becker and his family in court on grounds that he violated their lease agreement by ordering the Nov. 4 removal of 59 horses from Mount Bethel Farm in Meriden, Kan., without firs... Read More


Horses Grab Headlines in Kansas Financial Dispute

November 07, 2008

A group of 59 horses became the subject of a Jackson County, Kan., police investigation this week after they were reported stolen, then recovered, and then revealed to be collateral in a financial dispute between a Meriden, Kan., farm owner and... Read More


Effort to Match Seized New York Horses, Owners Continues

October 30, 2008

Eight weeks after seizing 85 allegedly malnourished Thoroughbred horses from a Troupsburg, N.Y., breeding farm, authorities with the Finger Lakes Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) are still trying to match the... Read More


Readers Report Trends in This Year's Hay Market

October 21, 2008

More than 1,900 readers of responded to a poll asking, "Have you purchased hay for the coming winter?"

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Horse Facility Acreage: Reader Poll Results

September 05, 2008

More than 2,100 readers of responded to a poll asking, "How many acres are there where your horse lives?"... Read More


Hobby or Business? Defining your Equine Venture

August 31, 2008

According to the Internal Revenue Service, if your main objective is to make a profit, then you are considered a legitimate business.

Many people involved within the horse industry often do not view their small hors... Read More


Resource Helps Military Families with Horses Make their Move

August 28, 2008

In March 2008, horse owner Valerie Van der Veer launched a Web site to help military families locate on-base stables when they experience a Permanent Change of Station (PCS).

"It... Read More


'People's Court' Decides Horse Dispute

June 22, 2008

"The People's Court," a television court show featuring real litigants, real cases, and real justice, was the setting for two Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack trainers to settle their dispute over an unpaid board bill in an episode that... Read More


Alabama Man Found Guilty of Cruelty; Ownership of Horses Uncertain

December 26, 2007

An Algiers, Ala., man has been found guilty of 10 counts of animal cruelty after being accused of keeping horses on his property with limited food and water, a prosecutor said.

A criminal District Court commissioner last week found Dave... Read More


Think Tough to Increase Profits

July 01, 2002

For many, enjoying horses is a way of life, and we are willing to work hard in other areas to support this hobby. There are those, however, who have decided to make their involvement in the horse industry a paying supplement to their earnings. I... Read More


Boarding: You Get What You Pay For

October 16, 2001

For many horse owners, deciding where to board requires the same careful thought and research as buying a new car, or even a house. Factors such as cost, location, and level of care all figure into the choice. So, too, does the type of horse and... Read More


Lien On Me

October 11, 2001

Unpaid bills can be the ruin of any business. Whether you operate a large training stable or a modest boarding farm, the way you deal with the inevitable client who cannot, or will not, pay the board bill might decide whether your business... Read More


Boarding Contracts Part 2

October 05, 2001

Many attorneys recommend including in boarding contracts an exculpatory clause in which the boarder agrees to a waiver of the farm's liability for personal injuries or injuries to the horse. This is important due to the nature o... Read More


Choosing the Right Horse for Your Lifestyle

October 01, 2001

Owning a horse can be expensive. There has long been a saying among horse owners that it's easy to get a horse--keeping it is the tough part! After all, the purchase is a single expenditure of money that sets the stage for many future outlays fo... Read More