Recent News for Business Management

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The State of Microchip Use in Horses

January 09, 2018

More horse organizations are requiring owners to use this identification technology.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Downloads of 2017

December 24, 2017

Find reports and forms on horse identification, scratches, supplements, harmonious housing, senior horses, and more.... Read More

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NTRA: Tax Bill Could Benefit Thoroughbred Breeders, Owners

December 21, 2017

The tax package includes changes to depreciation and expensing of yearlings, breeding stock, farm equipment, and more.... Read More

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Equine Farm-Sitting Peace of Mind

December 20, 2017

What should be included in a liability contract for farm sitters? ... Read More

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EIA: What's the Big Deal?

November 17, 2017

Find out where veterinarians are seeing an uptick in equine infectious anemia cases.... Read More

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A New Horse With an Unknown History: Where to Start?

October 11, 2017

I purchased a horse, and she came with no health records. How do I get her back on a preventive care regimen?... Read More

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Making it Legal: Equine Lease, Sales, and Boarding Contracts

October 05, 2017

Getting any horse agreement in writing could help you avoid a trip to court. Here's what you should know. ... Read More

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Toning Down Playtime

September 08, 2017

How can I make my horse a less attractive target for his pasturemate, who likes to tug at halters and fly masks?... Read More

Commentary

Equine Farm Workers: Employees or Independent Contractors?

August 22, 2017

Learn the difference between an employee and independent contractor and what that could mean for your equine operation.... Read More

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Understanding Equine Insurance Policies

August 11, 2017

Experts share frequently asked questions about the types and stipulations of equine insurance. ... Read More

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5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Horse

August 09, 2017

Purchasing a horse is primarily about risk assessment. Here are some things to keep in mind. ... Read More

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Companion Horse Medical Coverage Options Expanding

July 31, 2017

Owners now have the option of purchasing insurance policies to cover some of companion horses' medical expenses.... Read More

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Summer Horse Health Tips

June 13, 2017

Remember these pointers to help ensure your summer riding season is fun and safe. ... Read More

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Prepurchase Exams: Not Just Looking for Lameness

May 25, 2017

Find out what conditions, beyond lameness, a veterinarian might uncover during a prepurchase exam. ... Read More

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Mixed Economic Outlook for Equine Industry in 2017

May 14, 2017

Some researchers and equestrians predict a rebound is coming, but not all horse industry members share the enthusiasm.... Read More

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Parasite Control Recommendations for Boarded Horses

April 21, 2017

Vets recommend a whole-facility-focused approach to parasite control, but what do you do when you don't manage the farm?... Read More

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Barr Introduces Equine Tax Bills

March 31, 2017

Congressman Andy Barr introduced three pieces of legislation aimed at benefiting the breeding and racing industries.... Read More

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Selecting a Horse Boarding Stable

March 06, 2017

Are you searching for a facility at which to board your horse? Here are a few things to consider.... Read More

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National Conference on Equine Law to be Held May 3-4

February 26, 2017

The conference will cover legal issues affecting breeding, buying, selling, and other horse industry businesses.... Read More

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A Vet's Perspective on Equine Insurance

February 09, 2017

A veterinarian explains the benefits of insurance and what to expect from your policy.... Read More

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Addressing Old Racing Injuries in Prepurchase Exams

February 01, 2017

How do I explain a retired racehorse's previous injury to a potential buyer?... Read More

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Hiring a Horse Broker? Get a Contract

January 05, 2017

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

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Three-Year Depreciation of Racehorses Not Extended to 2017

December 13, 2016

Congress adjourned without taking action on a tax extender bill, allowing three-year racehorse depreciation to expire.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Paying for Horse Health Care

November 29, 2016

Of the 743 respondents, 324 (44%) use cash from their savings or emergency funds to pay for their horses' health care.... Read More

Commentary

Building an Indoor Riding Arena? First, Do a Needs-Analysis

November 12, 2016

Horses for Clean Water's Alayne Blickle explains how she weighed the need for an indoor arena against the cost.... Read More