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When In Doubt, Call your Insurance Company

December 05, 2013

What insurance success stories or suggestions do you have?... Read More

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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

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How Much Does a Horse Cost?

August 01, 2012

A look at what it really costs to own a horse besides the initial purchase price.... Read More

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2012 Equine Business Conference Scheduled

December 14, 2011

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

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November KENA Meeting Focuses on Equine Law

November 01, 2011

Joel Turner, chair of the Frost Brown Todd Attorneys, LLC, equine law group, will speak to attendees.... Read More

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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

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Equine Insurance: Risk Management

October 01, 2011

Do you need equine insurance and, if so, what type? An experienced owner breaks down the countless options.... Read More

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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

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Sharing the Risk

March 01, 2010

Insurance is nothing more than a way for one person to shift to someone else the risk of something bad happening. I pay you a premium; in return, you agree to take the financial hit if I have an accident, or my horse dies or gets sick/injured.... Read More

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Markel Acquires Agri-Risk Services Inc.

October 13, 2009

According to NU Online News Service, Markel Insurance Company has announced the acquisition of Agri-Risk Services Inc., an equine retail specialty agency in Overland Park, Kan. The announcement noted that financial terms were not... Read More

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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.

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Horse and Farm Insurance

May 01, 2009

Choose a knowledgeable insurance agent with a reputable company that understands horses and the horse industry... Read More

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AAEP 2008: Performance Horse Forum

April 08, 2009

In a year that saw increased public scrutiny of equine welfare and medication issues both on the track and in the competition field, veterinarians at the 2008 Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) in San... Read More

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Performance Horse Forum

March 17, 2009

Performance horse forum leaders at the 2008 AAEP Convention facilitated a discussion.... Read More

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5 Hints for Hiring a Horse Sitter

August 01, 2008

Give careful consideration to your candidates to increase the odds of having a satisfactory outcome.... Read More

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Alabama Woman Charged in Horse Insurance Fraud Case

June 18, 2008

An Alabama woman who claimed her Belgian Warmblood cross mare died in a barn fire now faces insurance fraud charges in connection with the horse's death.

Flomaton, Ala., Police Chief Mike Lambert said Brenda Gradia, 41, is accused of... Read More

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Keeping Records

June 02, 2008

At some point, in response to an audit, for example, it may be necessary to prove to the IRS that your horse activity really is a business entitled to deductions for business expenditures. You also may be required to prove the level of your participa... Read More

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Horse Owner Liability on Trial in Britain

March 03, 2008

The legal responsibilities of being a racehorse owner in Britain have come to the fore in the wake of a multi-million dollar legal claim against the owners and trainer of a horse that severely injured an assistant trainer in a pre-race paddock... Read More

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Insurance: Not Sexy, But Essential

January 01, 2008

Insurance: It's not sexy. No one wants to think about it. Heck, I wasn't all that keen to write about it. But when something happens, aren't we glad we have it? Let's face the ugly truth. In today's litigious society, insurance is a must. While we ... Read More

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Liability and Horses (Book Excerpt)

November 12, 2007

For someone in the horse business, liability lurks behind every stall door, in every paddock, on every trail, and in every business transaction. When you buy a load of hay on credit, for example, you are incurring a liability... Read More

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Readers Respond: Preparing for the Worst

November 05, 2007

More than 1,300 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you buy insurance for your horse(s)?"

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Paperwork for When You're Not There

March 01, 2007

Horse paperwork--it's not what you're thinking. This is not about your horse standing in front of a schematic drawing making a checklist of plans on how to break into the grain room in the middle of the night. This is about those issues that requir... Read More

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Insured Geldings, Mares At Greater Risk of Death Than Stallions

November 09, 2006

Swedish researchers examining the five-year survival rates of insured Warmbloods found that geldings and mares have a greater mortality risk than stallions. They also found that horses with a history of "costly veterinary events" were at a... Read More

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Preparing for the Worst

November 01, 2006

Horses are delicate creatures. Despite their size and strength, they can be afflicted by a host of ailments. Their use in equestrian sports, their curious nature, and their boisterous social interactions can easily put them in injury-causing... Read More

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Owners of Horses Lost in Michigan Arson Learn Insurance was Inadequate

October 03, 2006

Owners of some of the 18 horses killed in a St. Clair County barn fire are finding out that they did not have enough insurance to replace all of what they lost.

Farm owner Beverly McCollum owned nine of the horses killed in the Sept. 9 fire... Read More