Finders, Keepers?

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“Finders, keepers” is one of the fundamental principles of playground property law, but does it also apply to a stray horse that wanders onto your farm?

That question came up during an equine law class that I teach every spring in the Business Department at the University of Louisville. The answer depends on state law, but it’s safe to say that in most cases the person who finds a stray horse does not automatically become the animal’s legal owner

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