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.
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? […]
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 considering investing in a horse ranch for diversification or you have dreams of opening a horse business, there are many considerations in evaluating potential properties. Horse properties are a sound investment, but it can be overwhelming to choose the best equestrian real estate for your investment or business goals. Here are some things […]
If you care about horses, it can be difficult to know that horses are left starving, abused, or ill without adequate care. Horses are pulled from properties all the time in horrible conditions, or shipped off to a kill pen destined for slaughter. For many, the thoughts of these animals suffering lights a fire to […]
The horse industry is worth around $122 billion in the United States. Around 31% of US households have a horse enthusiast, and with about 7.2 million horses, there’s a strong demand for riding, training, and boarding facilities, breeding operations, and other types of horse farms. If you love being around horses, you may be interested […]
Regardless of background or discipline, all equestrians are known to have a “love of the lifestyle.” From the horses to the riding to being out in nature, the entirety of the experience is the appeal for a true equestrian. But what is the equestrian lifestyle, really? More than a hobby, pastime, or sport, the equestrian […]
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