While equine law may not be the most exciting part of owning a horse, it is important that you brush up on your equine law knowledge to avoid headaches down the line and keep horse ownership fun and rewarding.
Everything a homesteader needs to know, to legally run a homestead.
This website is the one I've been searching for, for years; a compilation of knowledge on all things horsemanship, including practical advice on how to start an equestrian business.
No matter your experience level with horses or homesteading, I hope this is a place you can get lost in, and learn something along the way - we welcome everyone from vets, to lifelong ranchers, trainer, to nonprofits contributing.
It can take many forms, but at its core, a homestead is a self-sufficient lifestyle. This can mean growing or raising your own food – all or in part – to producing your own energy. Whether you’re dreaming of farm life in the city or you have a decent amount of land in the country, […]
Most horse businesses are small businesses, not massive multi-national corporations or franchises. This creates an opportunity for owners to tailor their operations to the needs of their clients. With that flexibility, you have many ways you can generate extra income streams to maximize your profits while offering the value-added features your clients appreciate. While your […]
A pony can make a great companion for your child. Not only does their small size appeal to children, but they also serve as a good introduction to horse ownership and horse riding. However, if your little one’s been begging for a pony, there are two important things to know before you go out and […]
If you are thinking about buying a horse, you may not know where to start. That’s why we put together this complete guide for a new horse owner. We are breaking down all the basics so you will be ready to welcome home your new companion! Table of Contents Where will you keep your horse? […]
Winter is coming. Though we may feel like the warm, sunny days will last a little longer, the first frost and early darkness have a way of sneaking up on you. And if you have a homestead, your winter preparation is a bit more involved than the average home or landowner. Even if you live […]
Whether you have a small residential property that’s big enough for some horses or you’re looking to build an equestrian property, you have a lot to consider – design, planning, zoning, and setback laws. Table of Contents What Are Setback Laws and Why Do They Matter? Determining Setbacks Setting Up a Horse and Code Friendly […]
We may love and cherish our horses, but according to the law, they’re property that can be bought and sold. Sometimes, these sales transactions are done with a word and a handshake, leaving either party vulnerable to a future dispute over ownership. Table of Contents Establishing Horse Ownership When Horse Owners Take Matters into Their […]
With its ancient mountain ranges, prairies, and mesas and cowboy and western heritage, horses and cattle are a strong part of the state’s image and identity. Like other states, Oklahoma realizes that its citizens engage in livestock activities – including equine activities – both recreationally and commercially. The legislature enacted protections for livestock activities and […]
Starting a business in general is an exciting, daunting, and stressful experience. It’s thrilling to take risks and follow your passion, but you may get anxiety about whether you have what it takes to make a business successful. This is especially true of equestrian businesses. Many owners get into the horse business for love of […]
Whether you’re planning to start homesteading, start an equestrian business, or are simply moving to land, you’ll likely run across a common question fairly quickly: is it better to buy land as an individual, or as an LLC? There are pros and cons of buying land as an LLC. The decision largely rests on both […]
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