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Online Fraud when Importing Horses

A horse shopping excursion to Amsterdam left a California dressage trainer the victim of online fraud for hundreds of thousands of dollars when importing horses. What can you do to protect yourself? ...
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Oklahoma Horse Trailer Dealer Sentenced to Prison for Fraud

UPDATE: Oklahoma Horse Trailer Dealer Sentenced to Prison for Fraud

Update Thirty-four-year-old Ericka K. Smith, who also goes by the name Ericka Benman, is now serving her time in an Oklahoma prison. A judge sentenced Smith to serve 63 months in prison for fraud of almost $1.5 milli...
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24 horses killed in barn fire CT

UPDATE: Two Dozen Horses Killed in Connecticut Barn Fire

Twenty four horses perished on Dec. 27 in one of the nation’s worst barn fires in recent history. The early-morning blaze at the Patricelli family’s Folly Farm in Simsbury, CT, impacted the main barn, where two d...
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Johnson & Johnson Heir Focus of USEF Investigation - VIDEO

UPDATE: Johnson & Johnson Heiress Suspended by USEF for Bad Behavior

USEF investigates Johnson & Johnson heiress Jazz Johnson-Merton. See the video of her attempt to kick her horse in the stomach during Hampton Classic....
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Finding Your Best Equine Attorney

Finding Your Best Equine Lawyer

Equine law cases are kind of like the television show Survivor. In equine lawsuits, the challenge is to outwit, outlast, and out-finance your opponent. ,...
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Protection for the Stable Owner when a Boarder has a Recurrent Riding Guest

5 Ways to Legally Protect Stable when Horse Boarder has Riding Guests

What 5 things should a stable consider to legally protect itself when a horse boarder has a guest that is frequently riding their horse - often more than the boarder?...
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UPDATE: Scott Langton Death Ruled Suicide

Death Investigation Closed Update October 30, 2017 Florida authorities have ruled the death of former veterinarian Scott Langton a suicide. The District Nine Medical Examiner's office states Langton's cause of d...
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Florida's Langton Charged with Drugging, Raping Teen

Florida's Langton Charged with Drugging, Raping Teen

Teen helped in home, vet clinic Florida authorities arrested and charged former equine veterinarian Scott Langton, 42, with felony sexual battery of a teen. Langton's former teenage worker is accusing him of drugging ...
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Harvey Flood Horses Headed to Auction

Harvey Flood Horses Headed to Auction

How you can help Horses saved from rising floodwaters after Hurricane Harvey last month remain unclaimed by their owners. As a result, they could end up at auction this week and this may be just the beginning. A Coll...
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Oklahoma Horse Tests Positive for Equine Infectious Anemia

Details still emerging Oklahoma officials confirm an equine infectious anemia (EIA) disease investigation led to the euthanasia of a Bryan County horse. The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture (ODAFF) has placed ...
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Horse Show Dads: Horses Can Improve Your Golf Game

Horse Show Dads: Horses Can Improve Your Golf Game

For equestrians trying to justify those monthly horse expenses to their horse show dads (or moms), there's good news. Horses are helping golfers improve their performance and consistency on the golf course....
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Protecting Your Child in the Stable

Equestrians, Are You Wearing Your Riding Helmet Correctly?

As a plaintiff attorney, calls to my office have increased from injured equestrians or family members of injured riders. Often they question whether their head injuries are the result of a failed helmet design. Find out if...
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Kountz Arena owner enters plea in horse abuse case

Dayle Kountz: Probation for Horse Cruelty

Two-time animal cruelty offender A Montana judge sentenced the owner of Kountz Arena to probation Thursday for felony animal cruelty. Bozeman's Dayle Kountz kept his stallion Young Doc Bar alive after an accident w...
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Miniature Horses Head of the Class in Maryland

Miniature Horses Head of the Class in Maryland

A Maryland school district approved guidelines allowing the use of miniature horses as service animals aligning it with the Americans with Disabilities Act. ...
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EIA Confirmed in North Carolina Mule

EIA Confirmed in North Carolina Mule

Deadly disease North Carolina Ag officials confirm a mule tested positive for the deadly Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) last week. A veterinarian pulled blood from the 14-year-old female or mollie mule located in J...
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Harvey Flood Horses Headed to Auction

Hurricane Harvey Horses Endure as Irma Eyes Florida

Horse farms accepting evacuees from Florida [click the link to see available stabling for Florida horses] may require a current negative Coggins. Take your horse's Coggins along with proper identification and vaccination...
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Equine Infectious Anemia Deadly for 6 Kansas Horses

Kansas Confirms 2 More EIA Positive Horses

Officials confirm two more horses in southwestern Kansas have tested positive for an incurable, infectious disease. ...
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Vince Sentenced to Jail for Animal Cruelty

A Virginia judge sentenced Nottoway County horse farm owner Robin Vince to spend a year in jail for felony animal cruelty...
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EHV-1 Virginia Update: Third Culpeper Horse Confirmed Positive

EHV-1 Confirmed at Second Virginia Farm, 2 Horses Euthanized

Unrelated to EHV-1 at Culpeper farm Virginia's state veterinarian confirms two King William County horses tested positive for the neurologic strain of the equine herpes virus (EHV-1) leading to their euthanasia. E...
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Florida Vet Charged with Animal Cruelty after 30 Horses Seized: VIDEO

Florida Vet Charged with Animal Cruelty, 30 Horses Seized: VIDEO

Florida vet Gail Nichols is facing felony animal cruelty charges after authorities seized more than two dozen neglected horses....
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