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Understanding equine law

Quick facts

  • Written contracts key to protecting yourself and business from liability regarding equine activities.

  • Always contact an equine lawyer when you have a claim against someone or if someone has a claim against you regarding horses.

  • Minnesota statute doesn’t provide immunity for people or organizations that provide livestock activities for profit.

  • Make sure you and your business have proper insurance coverage.



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About equine law


NOT LEGAL ADVICE: This information has been prepared for general information purposes only. The information is not legal advice. Legal advice is dependent upon the specific circumstances of each situation. Also, the law may vary from state to state, so that some information may not be correct for your jurisdiction. The information can’t replace the advice of competent legal counsel licensed in your state.

Author: Katy Bloomquist, Bloomquist Law Firm, P.A.

Reviewed in 2021

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