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Alltech Subsidiary Settles with Owners of Horses Affected by Tainted Equine Feed

Alltech Subsidiary Settles with Owners of Horses Affected by Tainted Equine Feed

A settlement has been reached between a group of horse owners and an equine feed company after contaminated equine feed killed six hor...
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8 Pre-Purchase Exam Tips Before Buying a Horse

8 Pre-Purchase Exam Tips Before Buying a Horse

The prospective buyer should ensure that the vet selected to perform the exam is free from any conflicts of interest and/or undue infl...
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Commercial Horse Transportation: Understanding a Bill of Lading

Commercial Horse Transportation: Understanding a Bill of Lading

When you ship your horse with a commercial hauler, you will be handed a paper to sign. It will say “Non Negotiable Bill of Lading...
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My Horse is Not a Chattel, but Family

My Horse is Not a Chattel, Sir

In the presence of the horse feed recalls, one can only wonder how the aggrieved could possibly be compensated for the losses suffered...
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Lawsuit: Jules Nyssen Sells Client Rogue Horse Posed as Dressage Investment

Lawsuit: Jules Nyssen Sells Client Rogue Horse Posed as Dressage Investment

North Carolina dressage trainer Jules Nyssen is accused of selling his client a dangerous and unrideable mount instead of the investm...
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Horses and Off-Label Drug Use: What Every Owner Should Know

Horses and Off-Label Drug Use: What Every Owner Should Know

For those of us who own horses, but are untrained in veterinary or other medical fields, understanding key guidelines could help prote...
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Civil Suit Filed in Reining Horse's Death

Civil Suit Filed in Reining Horse's Death

Plaintiff Martha Torkington alleges reining horse trainer, Mark Arballo, intended to cause harm to her mare, Bella Gunnabe Gifted, ...
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Selling Your Horse On Trial? 5 Provisions for a Horse Sale & Trial Agreement

Selling Your Horse On Trial? 5 Provisions for a Horse Sale & Trial Agreement

Before you send your sale horse out on a trial, consider the potential legalities and how you can best protect yourself....
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Suit: AQHA Owes almost $600K for Overhaul of Equine Registration System

A lawsuit claims the American Quarter Horse Association owes a technology company almost $600,000 for an overhaul of the association...
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Spellbound Release Delayed

Spellbound Release Delayed

Kim Stewart of Glenhill Farm, Inc. alleged her former clients owed $207,000 when she recently attempted to sell Spellbound at public...
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Kim Stewart is Spellbound

Spellbound is Homebound

Spellbound is headed home. It comes after a Maryland judge granted a motion filed by pony owner Maria Chungunco's for a temporary re...
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5 Steps to Build a Better Emergency Contact Sheet for Your Boarding Stable

5 Steps to Build a Better Emergency Contact Sheet for Your Boarding Stable

If unexpected illness or injury occurs to a horse, a well written emergency information and contact sheet can provide some clarity as ...
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Court Prevents Re-victimization of Miranda

Judge Denies Parra's Third Attempt to Limit Damages in Negligence Suit

Cesar Parra's third motion for summary judgment is denied in the case that alleges his gross negligence left horse trainer Trudy Mira...
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IRS Revokes Charity Status of Another Chance 4 Horses

IRS Revokes Charity Status of Another Chance 4 Horses

The IRS revoked the charity status of the purported horse rescue, Another Chance 4 Horses (AC4H), in Pennsylvania. The organizati...
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An attempt to halt the Spellbound auction scheduled by the pony's former trainer Kim Stewart of Glenwillow Farm. Will the pony get back to his child rider?

Attempt to Halt Spellbound Auction

In an effort to halt the public auction of her child's elite pony, Spellbound, Maria Chungunco appeared in court. It is the latest i...
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New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Track EHV-1 Quarantine

Once Bitten, Twice Shy: Exploring Equine Liability Laws

While it varies by state, generally, a landowner owes a third party "the duty of using ordinary care to maintain its premises in a rea...
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5 Considerations before Filing Equine Lawsuit

Before Filing an Equine Lawsuit: Ask Yourself These 5 Things

Anyone can file a lawsuit. The question is can you file an equine lawsuit, win, and collect? If you're thinking about taking your equ...
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Five Common Legal Mistakes To Avoid When Establishing

Five Common Legal Mistakes To Avoid When Establishing, Operating your Equine Business

While we must plan for success in owning and operating an equine business, everyone knows that horses can often bring the unexpected. ...
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Court Prevents Re-victimization of Miranda

Negligence Suit against Dressage’s Cesar Parra Rides toward Trial

A New Jersey court rejected another attempt by dressage trainer Cesar Parra to unseat a lawsuit accusing him of gross negligence aft...
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Suit: Horse Transporter's Egregious Conduct Leaves Horses Dead

Suit: Horse Transporter's Egregious Conduct Leaves Horses Dead, Injured

The plaintiff contracted Triple-AC-Ranch Horse Transport to haul seven horses door-to-door from Termo, California to Arizona. The...
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Are Efficient Equine Lawsuits Like... Unicorns?

Are Efficient Equine Lawsuits Like... Unicorns?

I am continually surprised at what horse people – owners, trainers, breeders, veterinarians – know and do not know about the equin...
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Court Prevents Re-victimization of Miranda

Cesar Parra Sues SPCA Alleging Emotional Distress

Cesar Parra maintains the defendants caused him intentional infliction of emotional distress, committed fraud, and interfered with his...
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Smart Pak Testimonial gets Expensive

SmartPak Pitch Costs $300K

A calming supplement success story costs a Florida horse owner $300,000. The settlement ends a four-year legal battle over whether a ...
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Connecticut Supreme Court Ruling: Horses Inclined to be Vicious

Connecticut Supreme Court Ruling: Horses Inclined to be Vicious

The court upheld an Appellate ruling 6-0 that horses belong to "a species naturally inclined to do mischief or be vicious."...
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Court Prevents Re-victimization of Miranda

Court Won't Hear Cesar Parra's Appeal in Injured Horse Case

The original complaint alleges the horse’s injuries were a result of Cesar Parra’s negligence and his attempt to lunge the horse ...
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