Horse Industry

By Melanie Huggett - While the economy may be slowly improving, many horse people are still looking for ways to save money and make their horse budget go further. We’ve gathered 33 tips from equestrians across the country to help you keep your horse budget on track in any economy.

By Melanie Huggett - In order to give your horse the best chance at selling in today’s market, you must have a good marketing plan. These days, photo ads and videos are commonly used as a part of marketing a horse to buyers.

By Melanie Huggett - Within the last couple of years, video has become an essential part of marketing. It is the ultimate form of advertising and artistic expression.

Horse Shopping? 5 Keys to Success

By Lindsay Grice - When I have a client who is looking for a horse, I often need to remind her to shop with her head and not her heart. Colour, cuteness, or a fancy pedigree must take second place to other more basic qualities: temperament, tolerance, training, talent, and soundness.

By Margaret Evans - Recently, an international team of scientists decoded the genome of the domestic horse Equus caballus and the results, published in the journal Science, showed a genome structure remarkably similar to humans. The research was led by scientists at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, a collaboration of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, in conjunction with an international group from 11 countries that all came together on the Horse Genome Project, which actually began in 1995.

By Karen L. Weslowski, LL.B., Litigation Lawyer - Waiver of liability agreements are commonly used in dangerous or high risk sports such as horseback riding. The intent is to transfer liability for injuries from the organizer to the participant through a written contract. The article, "Negotiating Risk: The Use & Enforceability of Waivers" contains a detailed discussion of waivers if readers are looking for more information on the subject.

Karen L. Weslowski, horse-related accidents, equine insurance coverage, horse training concerns, horse care, Occupiers Liability Legislation, horse insurance

For riding coaches and horse trainers, horse-related accidents are often not a matter of “if”, but “when.” Given the dangers associated with equine activities, accidents such as falls are inevitable. Although coaches and trainers should ultimately be focused on offering the very best services possible, they must also be aware of the importance of risk-management and protecting themselves from legal risks.

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