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Horses Grab Headlines in Kansas Financial Dispute

A group of 59 horses became the subject of a Jackson County, Kan., police investigation this week after they were reported stolen, then recovered, and then revealed to be collateral in a financial dispute between a Meriden, Kan., farm owner and

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Readers Report Trends in This Year’s Hay Market

More than 1,900 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, “Have you purchased hay for the coming winter?”


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Hobby or Business? Defining your Equine Venture


According to the Internal Revenue Service, if your main objective is to make a profit, then you are considered a legitimate business.



Many people involved within the horse industry often do not view their small hors

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‘People’s Court’ Decides Horse Dispute

“The People’s Court,” a television court show featuring real litigants, real cases, and real justice, was the setting for two Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack trainers to settle their dispute over an unpaid board bill in an episode that

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Think Tough to Increase Profits

For many, enjoying horses is a way of life, and we are willing to work hard in other areas to support this hobby. There are those, however, who have decided to make their involvement in the horse industry a paying supplement to their earnings. I

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Boarding: You Get What You Pay For

For many horse owners, deciding where to board requires the same careful thought and research as buying a new car, or even a house. Factors such as cost, location, and level of care all figure into the choice. So, too, does the type of horse and

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Lien On Me

Unpaid bills can be the ruin of any business. Whether you operate a large training stable or a modest boarding farm, the way you deal with the inevitable client who cannot, or will not, pay the board bill might decide whether your business

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Boarding Contracts Part 2

Many attorneys recommend including in boarding contracts an exculpatory clause in which the boarder agrees to a waiver of the farm’s liability for personal injuries or injuries to the horse. This is important due to the nature o

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Choosing the Right Horse for Your Lifestyle

Owning a horse can be expensive. There has long been a saying among horse owners that it’s easy to get a horse–keeping it is the tough part! After all, the purchase is a single expenditure of money that sets the stage for many future outlays fo

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Locating the Ideal Barn

Ranch, farm, field, or barn? When your horse needs a home away from your home, you want to board him in a safe, pleasant place. You might be dissatisfied with your current arrangement, have moved into a new area, or just can’t

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