Florida Horse Statutes and Case Law
Equine Case Law Discussion
Horse and equine legal
considerations for horse shows, horse owners, and equestrian training
activities. Horse law emanates from state regulations and from many years of equine case histories decided in the courts.
Find information devoted to equine legal
issues in the horse business including liability, mounted accidents,
ground accidents, equine activity, horse sales, horse leasing, contract disputes,
boarding issues and even land use disputes.
Horse | Legal Forms | Contracts | Agreements
Find horse legal forms such as boarding
contracts, leasing agreements, horse sales contracts and equine
training agreements. Read Florida quarantine and health laws,
review equine activity statutes and find equine legal
resources for your legal needs.
Horse ownership and running a horse related business can involve you in
surprising legal battles. It is best to be familiar with Florida horse
related statues as well as equine insurance. As indicated in the many
equestrian law suits that are documented here, there can be serious
liability involved for horse owners and those in equine related
Horse Show Liabilities
As mentioned earlier, horses can create liabilities and horse shows are
no exception. Show sponsors and show ground hosts should assure themselves
that they have taken all practical safety precautions and purchased the
relevant equine insurance
for the show.
Jan 12, 2017
Right of First Refusal Clauses: Are They Worth the Paper They're Written On?
WHAT IS A RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL?
Equine-related contracts sometimes include a "right of first refusal" clause that restricts how a horse can be re-sold. Through these clauses, a horse buyer agrees to give the seller an opportunity to buy back the horse later under certain specified conditions. For example, these clauses sometimes provide that if the buyer (after becoming the horse owner) later receives a legitimate offer to buy the horse and is inclined to sell, the former owner must first receive the opportunity to match that purchase offer and pay within a certain time frame. More info...
Dec 29, 2016
What You Wish You Considered for Your Equine Lease
Equine lease transactions have become increasingly popular. Surprisingly, some people continue to lease horses merely on a handshake or use very short lease agreements, only to encounter costly problems later. Over the years, several people who have contacted us with equine lease disputes wished their contract had been more detailed. Detailed contracts can help avoid disputes, which can save very substantial amounts of money.
Recognizing that equine lease transactions differ, here are a few items to consider: More info...
Dec 19, 2016
Equine Law: Never Look a Gift Horse In The Mouth - Actually Do
It’s every horse-crazy kid’s dream: they wake up Christmas morning and sneak downstairs, to find a pony under the tree with a bow around its neck! While the logistics of getting the pony in the house are tricky enough, the other details involved in giving a horse as a gift can be even more complicated.
The first consideration, of course, is whether the person receiving the horse (and their parents!) is ready to be a horse owner. As most of us quickly realize, buying the horse is often the least expensive part of horse ownership. Being a responsible gift-giver and horse owner means making sure that the horse will be well taken care of. More info...
Nov 29, 2016
“Setbacks” And Equine Fencing
“Jane,” a horse owner found her dream property. The house was just her size. Never before was a horse stabled on the property, but there was a storage barn that, Jane thought, could easily be converted into a horse barn, and the surrounding land could be fenced for pasture. Jane bought the property. Soon after, she built a stall in the barn, set up fencing, and moved in her horse.
Within a few weeks, however, a serious problem occurred. Jane received a notice from the city ordering her to remove her pasture fencing because it violated the local zoning ordinance. That ordinance required fences to be set back a specific distance from the property line. Adding to the problem, once Jane read the ordinance, she discovered that compliance with it would reduce her pasture to the size of a dog run. Her plans for a stable on her property were doomed. More info...