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.
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’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 […]
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 […]
How to Seed a Pasture Once I learned how to prepare my pastures for horses, and how to prepare to move my horses from a dry lot to a paddock, the next question was what do I need to do to keep my pastures healthy? Here are some tips on how to seed a pasture. […]
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 […]
Preparing Pastures for Horses One of the most important aspects of horse ownership, and horsemanship, is ensuring that your horses have a safe pasture to live in. Seemingly simple, quite a bit goes into figuring out exactly what makes a pasture safe for horses. Read on for a breakdown of preparing pastures for horses! Table […]
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 […]
How to Move Horses to a New Pasture The biggest question I had when building our horse farm? How exactly should I prepare both the horses, and the pastures for the horses? Our horses will be moving from a mostly dry lot to acres and acres of pastures, which can be tricky for a horse’s […]
One of the most common questions I’ve been asked regarding Fairway Stables: what are we planning as we build our soon-to-be equestrian facility, horse farm, and home on our acreage in Oklahoma? So, we’ve made a quick outline for building a horse farm. Fairway Stables will offer an overnight boarding facility for equestrians in the […]
Do you have a scenic or unique property? Or a picturesque space for events? So beautiful that people might pay to use it? Turning your space into a venue is a great way to start a business or simply make some extra cash, but it does come with its risks. Today, we are breaking down […]
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