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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Today we are taking a break from our trusty equine and homesteading guides to enjoy the finer things in life. Fine equestrian art, that is. We sat down with Cayla, the artist of Studio 31 to learn about the story behind her equestrian art studio. Here’s what she had to say. Table of Contents Artist […]
If you own land or run a business on that land, it is imperative that you look into estate planning for your farm business. If you intend to pass your estate down through the family, you need a solid succession plan to transfer assets and operations to them. Long gone are the days when little […]
Once you’ve “put your work out in the world,” it’s technically a business as soon as it’s monetized! Whether that’s starting up your homesteading blog, opening a barn, or selling your creative work, even if it feels like a hobby, it becomes a business anytime money starts changing hands. Businesses must use contracts to protect themselves, and […]
Aside from sharing knowledge of horsemanship and equine law, one of the fundamental values of Fairway Stables™ is to support 501(c)(3)s making a real impact in the equestrian and ranching world. When founding this business, there was no question as to who I wanted to feature first. I am humbled to share Heroes and Horses […]
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