Articles - law


Legal with Robin Trupp – Shockwave Therapy: Where’s the Proof?

Without a test, the USEF's new rule on the timing and administration of shockwave therapy is open to a great deal of debate. ...


The Law and Wills: Over My Dead Body

The importance of having a valid will in place, especially if you own horses....


Taking a Leap on a Syndicate

Syndicates are becoming a popular method of buying a nice horse without having to ‘sell the farm.’ From a legal standpoint, there are important considerations to keep in mind, whether you are embarking on a simple partnership or forming a registe...

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Recent Changes to the Tax Treatment of the Horse Businesses

For those operating a horse business, the Federal tax system has imposed a barrier unique to the horse industry and other farming industries....


Legal – Limiting Liability

Protecting Yourself Against The Unexpected...

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Exit Strategies

How to bow out gracefully (and legally) when it’s time to say goodbye to your stable, lease, or trainer....


Legal with Robert Trupp

Do You Have a case? The Challenges of Veterinarian Malpractice Claims....


The Legalities of Leasing

Foresight (and a written agreement) can prevent a dream arrangement from becoming a nightmare...


Buyer (and Seller) Beware: The importance of the Sale Contract

One of the most puzzling aspects of the horse business for me is the lack of paper. ...


The Burdens of Responsibility

On May 30, 2012, the United States Equestrian Federation suspended trainer Bruce Burr for violation of Chapter 4, GR409 of the Federation Rules. ...

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