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What You Should Know When Buying a Horse

The purchase of a horse is likely one of the most exciting acquisitions you will ever make, but it can also be one of the most expensive. In order to avoid any nasty surprises before purchasing a horse, you should obtain a pre-purchase examination fr...

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Horses & Dogs and the Law

How courts apportion liability in situations where dogs and horses interact negatively...

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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....

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The Law and Wills: Over My Dead Body

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

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The Legalities of Leasing

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

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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. ...

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Legal – Limiting Liability

Protecting Yourself Against The Unexpected...

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Legal: Competing for Competition

Costs for exhibitors and competition between show organizers go hand-in-hand...

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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....

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Horse Farms vs. Urban Sprawl

Lawyer Catherine E. Willson examines the disturbing trend of residents in new housing developments in the country complaining about the "nuisance" of long-established farms and stables. Do horse owners have a recourse?...

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