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A blog on all things horses - a perspective from professionals, the business side, and homesteading.

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Hi, I'm Paige, half of the duo behind Fairway Stables™

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.


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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 […]

Should You Buy Your Child A Pony?

December 17, 2022

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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 […]

Horse Ownership Disputes

October 26, 2022

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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 […]

Oklahoma Equine Laws

September 19, 2022

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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 […]

Starting a Horse Farm

August 9, 2022

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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 […]

The Contracts Equestrian Businesses Need

June 7, 2022
Contracts equestrian businesses need

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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 […]

What Should You Do with Horses During a Storm?

December 1, 2021

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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 […]

The Complete Legal Guide to Hiring for Your Horse Farm

December 1, 2021
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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 […]

Identifying, Preventing, and Treating Colic in Horses

December 1, 2021

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Equine law tips for letting your friend’s horse share a ride in your trailer and letting a friend trailer your horse. Do you haul horses for friends? Or does someone trailer your horse for you? Here are 3 equine law tips you need to know for horse trailer ride shares. Call me biased, but horse […]

An Equine Lawyer’s Tips for Horse Trailer Ride Shares

November 20, 2021
How To Legally Trailer A Horse

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If you own a horse, do you really need to have equine liability insurance?  This is a contested question in the equestrian world, and today we’re breaking down: What types of equine insurance are available?  Why is equine insurance important? Misconceptions about equine insurance As a horse owner, should you have equine insurance? What are […]

Do You Need Equine Insurance For Your Horse?

November 20, 2021

Do you need insurance for your horse?


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