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.
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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.
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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 […]
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 […]
As a horse owner, I’ve always known to keep an eye out for potentially poisonous plants to horses because their GI system is incredibly sensitive. It’s also precisely why I nearly had a panic attack when Elvis recently snuck through an open gate and ate my 3’ by 3’ provencal lavender plant to the nub. […]
Here in Oklahoma, we experience some scarily powerful storms. Thunder and lightning, tornadoes and hail, we see it all. And while we can cozy up inside and wait these storms out, our horses are not so lucky. So, what should you do with horses during a storm? What are the best ways to keep horses safe […]
As your equine business grows, you could quickly find yourself needing some extra help to keep up with day-to-day operations. Below you will find helpful tips you can use when hiring for your horse farm. Hiring for your horse farm legally is critical for your equine business, both from a tax and legal standpoint. Hiring […]
Colic is one of every horse owner’s nightmares, but it’s something that every horse owner will experience at some point. That’s why horse owners need to know the basics of dealing with colic in horses. I first learned about colic when I was about 8 years old, and my beloved Shetland pony mistook a trailer full […]
Is your horse business eligible for tax deductions? Yes! Here’s how: IRS Rules for Horse Businesses When building Fairway Stables, one of the first questions I looked into was whether or not our horse business would constitute tax deductions under IRS laws. If you’re like me, you may have wondered: Does the IRS think about […]
Taking a boarder into your horse stables can be a great way to socialize your own horses. It can even bring in some extra cash. It can also be a huge favor for friends needing a place to board their horses. But should you board your friend’s horses? And if you can, is there a […]
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