Which Foal is THE
It was another year of
fierce competition in the 2013 Foal Photo Contest!
There were 68 qualifying entries representing 25
different breeds and crosses, 21 US states and 2
countries. Many of the votes were very close – in one
case, just ONE vote made the difference!
Is Your Liability
this informative article, equine attorney
Rachel Kosmal McCart discusses what she looks for
when evaluating an equine liability release.
Solutions to Feature Reviews of Smartphone Equine
Week’s Review: Healthy Horse App from the
University of Minnesota ***
ELS recently posted a
article to our Facebook page about a
Smartphone app developed by a veterinarian to help
horse owners assess their horse’s health issues.
The app is an observation based app powered by a
knowledge base on everything from common problems
to rare diseases. It includes lists of skills,
how-to videos, veterinary diagnostics, diagnoses,
We were intrigued, so we downloaded the app and
were amazed at how useful and easy to use it was.
We started doing a bit of research and found that
there are many equine-related Smartphone apps
available. Many are free, some cost a few dollars.
We decided that it might be helpful to our web
page visitors if we reviewed these apps and
reported back to you. And so, ELS will begin
reviewing one app per week and reporting back to
you on what the app can do and whether we think it
is worth downloading.
So, watch for our
upcoming reviews of Smartphone
equine apps! Read past reviews in our
Warning Signs: To
Post or Not to Post?
Do I need one of those
warning signs quoting my state’s equine activity
statute? What signs should I post if I have a
horse that bites? This
new article discusses the answers to these
important questions, and more.
I Bought a Horse
with a Behavior Problem – Do I Have a Legal Case?
Does it matter if the buyer
tried out the horse before buying it? What if the
sale contract says, “as is, no warranties?” In
this informative article, equine attorney
Rachel McCart explains what makes a viable legal
case in a situation where a buyer has purchased a
horse with a serious behavior problem.
I Bought a Lame
Horse – Do I Have a Legal Case?
Does it matter whether the
buyer had a pre-purchase examination? What if
there was no contract? How about if the horse has
a chronic condition? In this
article, equine attorney Rachel McCart
explains what makes a viable legal case in a
situation where a buyer has purchased a lame
Do You Work with a
Trainer or Instructor?
If so, please
take Equine Legal Solutions’ new
horse training business practices survey.
Horse Sale Practice
What are the top three
characteristics most likely to be misrepresented
in a horse sale? Read the
our horse sale practices survey and find
Trainer Liability Release
We're pleased to announce the release of a
new form, our Horse Trainer Liability
Release. This form is designed for horse
owners who want to protect themselves from
potential liability associated with having a
professional trainer train, ride or handle
their horse. This form is to protect the
horse owner in the event the trainer is
injured or killed when working with their
horse. The trainer agrees that they are an
equine professional with sufficient skill to
train, ride and handle the owner’s horse,
and that they have examined the place where
the training will take place and determined
that it is safe. As with all of our forms,
customers who purchase this form will be
entitled to free lifetime updates. Preview
Trainer Liability Release.
Broodmare Lease Agreement
We're pleased to announce the release of an
updated version of our popular Broodmare
Lease Agreement. Version 2.0 is a complete
redesign of our old form and is now
formatted in a single file on our brand-new
forms template. The new version includes
(among many other improvements): A vet check
option; detailed expense and payment
options; expanded risks and hold harmless
clauses; detailed term and termination
criteria; and the ability to customize the
contract by using different optional
attachments. Our customers who have
purchased this package in the past will
receive a complimentary copy of the new
package, and other interested parties can
preview the new package.
Customized Contracts Available at a
In response to popular demand, Equine Legal
Solutions now offers customized equine
contracts at a fixed price of $750.00.
The price includes two drafts of your
contract, and up to two hours of
consultation by phone or email. If you
have already purchased one of ELS’ form
contracts and would like to customize it to
better fit your specific needs, ELS is
always happy to credit the forms purchase
price toward your new customized agreement.
For more information, or to get started on
your new equine contract, please
Wizard Tool Makes
Forms Selection Easy
Our new forms
selection wizard helps take the guesswork
out of selecting the right equine form. Just
answer a few simple questions, and the forms
wizard will help you select the right horse
contract for your needs. Try the wizard