Articles - law

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Legal – Deal Or No Deal

Legal Guidelines for Buyers and Sellers

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Legal – Limiting Liability

When a trainer takes on the responsibility of training a rider and taking care of a horse, it comes with a duty to use reasonable care.

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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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The Legalities of Leasing

Leasing a horse gives individuals an opportunity to enjoy all the pleasures of riding without the responsibility of ownership.

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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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Farm Employees and the Law

Many stable operations hire barn staff in the form of casual help to maintain and operate the barn, care for the horses, give riding lessons, and more.

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The Law and Wills: Over My Dead Body

Without a will, the laws on “intestate succession” will apply and the court will be required to choose an administrator for your estate.

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

This article highlights the terms in a sale contract, enforcing a sale contract, and why having a contract is so important, even in the horse world.

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What You Should Know When Buying a Horse

This article gives readers advice when it comes to buying a horse, explaining what a pre-purchase exam is and anything else buyers may need to know.