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Horse ownership

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Legal considerations

Understanding equine law

  • Contracts can help protect you and your business. 
  • Be sure you and your business have proper insurance coverage.

Understanding Minnesota’s horse liability statute

  • Who the statute protects.

  • What activities the statute covers and doesn’t cover.

  • The applicable liability protection exceptions.

  • The warning sign posting required under the statute before the liability protections apply.

Limiting your horse liability under Minnesota law

  • Use written contracts for any horse-related agreement.
  • Make sure written agreements are specific and address each applicable risk.
  • Work with an attorney.

Equine liability act webinar recording

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